Qualifying for Proof of Origin

Question

Hi.. I am applying for a Approved Exporter Status and trying to review and understand the guidelines. Our product is ultimately a circuit board with off the shelf parts soldered on. Our product is this collection of these parts and the software we write the runs on the board.

I am trying to understand how to calculate the origin, we fall into HS code 8535, however as most of the materials for our product are purchased in the BOM is > 40%. So my question is can I include software we have developed, additional handling and configuration of the product once the contract manufacture has sent it to us? if so how? The Bom makes up 61% of our ex-works price.

Sorry lots of questions but struggling to get a clear guide on how to complete this process.

Answer

I would suggest contacting your local Chamber of Commerce, as they usually handle certificates of origin and should know how the rules are interpreted!

The Institute of Export or a commercial organisation such as Chadwick Export Services can provide answers and training, if appropriate.

I hope that will help to point you in the right direction.

Answer

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting are given in HMRC Public Notice 275. Information regarding Approved Exporter can be found in HMRC Public notices 827 and 828. All notices can be viewed on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk by typing ‘Notice number’ in the search box and selecting the notice from the search results:

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found by using the following link https://www.gov.uk/exporting-goods-from-the-eu-to-a-third-country-outside-the-eu

HM Revenue & Customs

Customs International Trade & Excise

www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

Answer

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting are given in HMRC Public Notice 275. Information regarding Approved Exporter can be found in HMRC Public notices 827 and 828. All notices can be viewed on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk by typing ‘Notice number’ in the search box and selecting the notice from the search results:

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found by using the following link https://www.gov.uk/exporting-goods-from-the-eu-to-a-third-country-outside-the-eu

HM Revenue & Customs

Customs International Trade & Excise

www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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