Suppliers declarations help support a commodity's origin. They are particularly useful when claiming EU-UK preference.
If you’re exporting goods you may need to get suppliers declarations from your UK suppliers to prove the origin of materials used in the manufacture process, or for finished products that you buy and re-export. When a customs declaration is completed, this is a declarants confirmation that the country of origin is correct to the best of their knowledge.
This includes when you:
Using a suppliers’ declaration to support a proof of origin
- have not changed the tariff heading of the materials (where as a result of processing, the final product must be classified under a different heading)
- have exceeded the specified limit on the value of the non-originating materials, you’ll need a suppliers’ declaration to cover the value of materials in excess of the limit for the value of the materials that is over the specified limit
- manufacture using materials at a later stage of production than that specified
- only carry out minimal operations
- buy and export goods in the same state