What is an ATR.1 certificate?
An ATR.1 certificate is a document used in customs between countries of the EC and Turkey. ATR.1 stands for Admission Temporaire Roulette.
When the ATR.1 certificate is issued on certain goods, it allows them to benefit from tariff preferences. This basically means that the rate of duty will be cheaper or nonexistent.
The ATR.1 certification is a special customs agreement between the EC and Turkey. It is not based on the origin of the goods. Rather, it testifies that a certain product has gone through the ATR clearance and is now in free circulation.
When do you need an ATR.1 certificate?
An ATR document is never strictly required, but it can be very beneficial when shipping between Turkey and countries of the EC. With this certificate you avoid custom duties, making it a must for most import or export companies.
What goods are covered by an ATR.1 certificate?
To qualify for an ATR certification, the goods in question must be in circulation in either Turkey or a country of the EC. Other than that, the following categories are covered:
- Industrial products
- Agricultural products
- Products from the ECSC (European Coal and Steel Community)