Approved Exporters are entitled to make out origin declarations on their invoices disregarding any value limit and are also exempted from the obligation of signing such documents. For the trade in goods within areas covered by free trade agreements in which movement certificates EUR-MED and/or EUR.1 and origin declarations are foreseen they are therefore not required to fill in a movement certificate and make it validate by a Customs office.
The Free Trade Agreement Switzerland-China foresees an additional electronic transmission of the origin declaration by an electronic data exchange procedure. Please refer to the links at the bottom of the German version of this page (under the header "EA Datenaustausch mit China").
Application for an authorisation to issue proofs of origin in the simplified procedure
If this procedure is of any interest to you, then please send your legally signed, written request to the appropriate Regional Level. For the legal validity of the signatures the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security bases itself on the names of the persons and the handwritten signatures as they appear in the Cantonal Commercial registers of Switzerland or the Commercial register of Liechtenstein.
The Regional Level responsible depends on the company's head office domicile:
BS, BL, AG:
ZH, LU, SZ, OW, NW, GL, ZG, SH, TG:
AR, AI, SG, GR, FL:
Esecuzione di compiti
Via Pioda 10
VD, VS, GE:
Exécution des tâches
Av. Louis-Casaï 84
JU, NE, BE, FR, SO:
Written applications should be sent to the relevant Regional Level along with a fully completed information sheet in Excel format (via e-mail or on data storage media).
· Download the information sheet (Excel format)
· Save in your personal filing system
· Complete the information sheet and save again
· Click on the link below to create a new e-mail
· Add the completed information sheet to the e-mail as an attachment
· E-mail subject: "Request for an Approved Exporter authorisation"
· Indicate in the message when the written request was sent
· Send the e-mail to:
Please note that macros need to be used for the completion of the information sheet. They must therefore not be deactivated. If necessary adjust the macro setting in Excel under "Options".
Please contact the relevant Regional Level in case you should encounter technical problems.