What is the Approved Exporter permit?
The Approved Exporter permit (vergunning Toegelaten Exporteur zelfafgifte preferentiële oorsprongsbewijzen, TE) allows exporters to issue a Proof of Preferential Origin for themselves. An Approved Exporter can simply state their AE permit number on the invoice declaration, instead of applying for EUR.1 or EUR-MED certificates. The sales invoice and this invoice declaration are all they need to show in the country of destination. They do not have to involve KVK and the Customs Administration of the Netherlands in the process. The roles and responsibilities of all parties are the same as with EUR.1 or EUR-MED documents.
Starting the permit application process
KVK will gladly help you make the right choice and assist you in starting the procedure. You can find the application form (in Dutch) on the website of the Tax Administration (Belastingdienst).
Exports to Türkiye
Companies that regularly export goods to Türkiye can apply for the Approved Exporter permit to self-issue ATR Certificates (vergunning Toegelaten Exporteur zelfafgiftecertificaten inzake goederenverkeer, ATR). This permit authorises exporters to self-issue ATR certificates when exporting goods to Türkiye, without involving Dutch Customs in the process.
Go to the permit application form (in Dutch) on the website of the Tax Administration (Belastingdienst).