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EC Preferences: Exports to Turkey

Procedure: duration of the validity of certificates where the goods are stored in a customs warehouse, or freezone

A.TR/EUR1/EUR-MED Movement Certificates or invoice declarations have a period of validity of 4 months only - that period is not suspended during the stay of the goods in a warehouse or freezone and the documents must be presented to the Customs authorities in the importing country within their period of validity.

If the goods are kept in Warehouse for a long period of time they run the risk of losing preferential treatment if the document has not been presented to the warehouse keeper for entering in the records before its expiry date.