Changes to Turkish Certificates of Origin


18th September 2020

The Turkish authorities have announced with immediate effect that Certificates of Origin used to import goods into Turkey can no longer state ‘European Community’ in Box 3 as the origin. They now require the origin of each country to be stated. European Union can be used as well the individual origin of each country.

The electronic portal for submitting export applications EssCert has been updated in accordance with this announcement.

As from today, (Friday 18th September) ALL Certificates of Origin will display ‘European Union’ followed by the specific Country of Origin in Box 3.

If you have any comments or questions regarding these changes, please contact a member of the International Trade Team via email at

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