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Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2022 17:11:07 GMT by pkm
The European Union (EU) requires that a document known as the VI1 be used to export wines to the EU (Document For The Importation of Wine, Grape Juice, or Must Into The European Community). The VI1 form serves as a certificate of analysis and compliance with EU regulations in regard to enological practices. Can the VI 1 Certificate used as proof of non-preferential Origin? As per my experience the Country of Origin (non-preferential) should be included on the Invoice. What are your thoughts?
Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2022 16:55:10 GMT by Customs oldtimer
Your question is curious - why would you consider using a VI1 as some form of proof of Origin for customs purposes. The VI1 serves the purpose it is intended to- to facilitate the import of wines meeting food quality standards into the EU. Most countries do not routinely require any documentary proof of Non preferential origin. As you have stated it is usually sufficient to state the country of origin on the invoice. If evidence is required then the receiving country will usually stipulate their requirements and the Chamber of Commerce can issue documentary proofs of non preferential origin.
Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2022 09:59:10 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

The VI1 is a separate document which has no direct link to authenticating the origin of the goods. Any request for additional documentation seperate to the invoice would be requested by the appropriate EU Member State to assist in providing proof of origin if required.

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