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Export Procedures

Guidance on other procedures: exports to Turkey - use of A.TR documents

The European Union (EU) has entered into a Customs Union (preference agreement) with Turkey for a wide range of industrial products.

A completed A.TR Movement Certificate is presented to a Customs office of Export together with a pre lodged export declaration or plain paper C88 customs export declaration showing that the goods are in free circulation ie all customs duties are paid fully.

A.TR Movement Certificates can only be stamped by the Central Processing Unit in the National Clearance Hub (NCH):

National Clearance Hub
Ralli Quays
3 Stanley Street
M60 9HL

Phone: 03000 579577


Local Chambers of Commerce or local Offices of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers who may authenticate the documents under the authority delegated by Customs.

Once satisfied the issuing office (or Chamber) will endorse the A.TR. The exporter must then send the original document to the importer in Turkey and keep a copy for their records.

A.TR documents can not be used to export coal and steel products and certain agricultural products to Turkey. The form EUR1 Movement Certificate or invoice declaration must be used to export these goods.

Further information can be found in Public Notice 812: European Union preferences: Trade with Turkey on our website.