The EU has trade agreements with many countries. This reduces or even cancels the import duties your customer has to pay in the destination country. You do need to include an EUR.1 or EUR-MED certificate or an invoice statement with your product shipment.
Using a supplier statement 2015/2447
You use a supplier statement 2015/2447 to demonstrate the preferential origin of trade products. You either export these products yourself or your customer exports products purchased from you.
1. You export products yourself
You export products to a country outside the EU that has a trade agreement with the EU. You apply for a KVK EUR.1 or EUR-MED certificate or draw up an invoice statement yourself. You use the supplier statement 2015/2447 to prove that the goods are of preferential EU origin. You request the supplier statement from your supplier.
In some cases you need a supplier statement 2015/2447 for purchased raw materials or half-fabricates, which you use to manufacture your end product. You then export this end product with an EUR.1 or EUR-MED certificate or an invoice statement.
2. Your customer exports products purchased from you
Your customer purchases products from you. They export the goods you deliver to a non-EU country that has a trade agreement with the EU. Your customer needs a supplier statement 2015/2447 from you. With the supplier statement, your customer can apply for an EUR.1 or EUR-MED certificate or draw up an invoice statement themselves.
Products of preferential origin have to meet certain requirements. These requirements differ per country and are included in the trade agreements the EU has with these countries. 'Preferential' in this context means that the products have a privileged position. You pay fewer import duties for a product of preferential origin.
If you issue your customer with a supplier statement 2015/2447, you in effect declare that your products meet the preferential origin requirements. Make sure that this is the case. If you issue a supplier statement for products that do not meet the preferential origin requirements, you risk having to pay foreign import duties.
You export agricultural machinery that was manufactured in Germany to Morocco. A supplier statement 2015/2447 allows you to apply for a EUR.1 certificate for Morocco. Your machines were manufactured in Germany, so they are of EU origin. On the supplier statement, your supplier will attest that the machines you are exporting were indeed made in Germany.
Preferential origin checks by KVK
As an exporter or supplier, you can now have exporters’ invoice statements and suppliers' preferential supplier statements checked by KVK to confirm the preferential origin of products. This way, you can be sure that a statement is correct. For preferential supplier statements, the supplier must be established in the Netherlands. This trial project, called Genesis, will last until 1 April 2023.
When exporting to countries outside the EU, you regularly need the preferential origin of products. The rules for this are complicated and often differ per country. The correct preferential origin is not always listed. As a result, an importer may still pay import duties and the shipment becomes more expensive than they expected.
Download supplier statement 2015/2447
The wording of the supplier statement 2015/2447 is laid down in the EU Implementing Regulation 2015/2447. The prescribed wording is required. You may not change it. There are 2 types of supplier statements in 4 languages, for one-time and for repeated use.
For one-time use:
For repeated use
How to fill in a supplier statement2015/2447
The statement will tell you what to fill in in the several fields. A few pointers:
- Check whether the products you supply or receive meet the preferential origin requirements for the destination country. These requirements differ per country or group of countries.
- Describe the goods so they can be identified. Avoid using general terms. ‘Furniture, being wooden coffee tables, goods code 94.03.60.10’ is better than ‘Furniture’.
- If the description of the goods on the supplier statement refers to an invoice or lading bill, include it as additional documentation.
Do you want to find out more about the documents you need for international trade? Read about Export documents for international business. Do you want more information about the suppliers statement 2015/2447 or about determining the preferential origin of a product? Contact KVK by email or phone. Team West: 088 585 18 87 or Team Oost/Zuid: 088 585 18 89. Or use the chat function on this page.