Coal and steel products (minerals, slag, ash, mineral fuels, base metals and base metal products as well as iron and steel products) are covered by traditional preferential regimes and can only be taken into account if they come from the EU or Turkey, in accordance with the preferential rules of origin of Communication 828: tariff preferences: rules of origin. It goes without saying that these provisions do not apply to agricultural products exempt from pan-European accumulation (by a footnote referring to an annex in each protocol on the origin of agreements between the EC and the other partners in the pan-European accumulation system). Under the EU-Iceland, Norway and Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) EU agreements, most products originating in Turkey can be considered to be from the EU or one of these countries, in accordance with preferential rules of origin, if they are preferably included in finished products for export. If you are unable to prove your preferential claim, your client may be required to pay all customs duties and possibly a penalty. The customer can then consult you to collect these fees. According to a study carried out in 2020, the agreement has boosted trade between the EU and Turkey. In the manufacturing sector, trade between the EU and Turkey increased by 55-65% compared to the Ankara agreement.  In your own interest, you should therefore check, as far as possible, whether any preferential documents you present to us are valid and that the registered goods may be duly preferred. No no. These products are excluded from the “free movement” rule in paragraph 2.2 for preferential tariff treatment, so A.TR documents cannot be used. To receive preferential treatment, products must be sourced from the EU or Turkey in accordance with the usual preferential rules of origin. The “EUR1/EUR-MED certificate of movement certificate” or invoice declaration must be used to support a preferential fee.
These products fall under the customs union BETWEEN the EU and Turkey and can generally be preferred if they are preferred: if you ask for a preference for Turkish imports, most agricultural products and coal and steel must be subject to a eur1/EUR-MED movement certificate or invoice declaration (see item 5.2). A A.TR movement certificate is required for all other industrial products. In any case, proof of direct transport between Turkey and the EU is necessary. For more details on storage, see section 7 of the communication: 826 Tariff Preferences: Imports. Instead of a EUR1 goods movement certificate, an invoice statement can be used by approved exporters (see item 9). The use of this facility should be subject to a separate authorisation, see Note 827: EU Preferences: Export Procedures. The approved exporter must insert a declaration of origin in the delivery document or other trade documents. It should be noted that it is also possible to re-export such materials to the partner countries covered in point 7.1, without further processing, provided that the proof of origin (EUR1 or The Bill Statement) clearly indicates the goods as being of Turkish origin. If we have no reason to doubt that the goods are preferential, we accept a provisional preferential claim and give you or your representative a guarantee for the full tariffs they pay if the duty is ultimately rejected.
They must provide valid evidence within four months of the date of registration to support the claim. The EC-Turkey trade agreement on agricultural products (Annex I of the Treaty of Amsterdam: see list of products concerned) stems from decision 1/98 of the Association Council of 25.02.1998 (JO L 307 of 16.12.1998, p. 1). Amendment of Protocol 3 on rules of origin Read the instructions in paragraph 11.2 before signing this declaration, finally amended by decision 3/2006 of the EC-Turkey Association Council of 19 December 2006.