In the first instance, it is emphasized that the customs regulations admit validity to the declaration of origin affixed to the invoice (if the goods are produced in the European Community with PREFERENTIALITY character) up to a value of the goods of Euro 6000.00 (CHF 10000.00), provided that this declaration is strictly written as stated herein and signed at the bottom of the declaration:
THE EXPORTER OF THE GOODS COVERED HEREIN DECLARES THAT, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, THE GOODS ARE OF PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN C.E.
First and Last Name
Place and date
(First and Last Name)in block letters
In the event that the declaration is incomplete, incorrect due to mere typing errors, or lacks the original signature, the issuance of the EUR 1 Certificate may proceed, unless the corrected documents are then received in advance by fax.
In cases where the invoice carries a simple statement of “MADE IN –” (EEC country), it will be appropriate to check whether the goods in question have the character of “preferential” origin. Without this specific feature, the customs operator will not be able to issue the EUR 1 Certificate.