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04 March 2024, 00:17 AM

Registered Exporter System (REX) CMO 50-2019


What is REX?
  • REX is a system established by the European Union (EU) which allows a Registered Exporter to self-certify the preferential origin by accomplishing a “Statement of Origin” under Generalized System of Preference (GSP) on the invoice or other commercial document identifying the exported products.
Who is considered a “Registered Exporter”?
  • It shall refer to a producer, manufacturer or trader who complied with the EU and authorized by the Bureau to complete a Statement of Origin through invoice or any other commercial document.
What are the obligations of a “Registered Exporter”?
  • A Registered Exporter shall maintain appropriate commercial accounting records concerning production and supply of goods qualifying for preferential treatment, keep available all evidence, and customs documentation relating to materials used in manufacture.
How to apply as an “Registered Exporter”?
  • Producers, manufacturers, or traders may apply to be a “Registered Exporter” by filling out the application at https://customs.ec.europa.eu/rex-pa-ui/#/create-preapplication/
  • Once the application has been filled-out and submitted electronically, this shall be printed and submitted to the concerned Export Division/Unit together with the following documents:

  1. Unique Reference Number (URN) as PEZA Locators, Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) for non-PEZA Locators or other equivalent document;
  2. Product Evaluation Report (PER), if applicable.

  • Applications evaluated by concerned Export Division/Unit of the port shall be endorsed to ECD for its registration to the REX System. Registered Exporters shall be assigned with a REX Number within seven (7) working days from receipt of the complete set of documents endorsed by the port to ECD.
  • ECD shall notify the Exporters and the endorsing port on the result of the application with the assigned REX Number. Denial of application shall be communicated sating the reasons therein.
We do not belong to the mentioned persons to apply as a Registered Exporter, but we still intend to apply, is it possible?
  • Those who are not the above-mentioned persons must have knowledge on how goods were manufactured or produced and must have the necessary documents (i.e. supplier’s declaration, as provided in Annex A of CMO 50-2019)
Shall the exporter apply each time for exportation of goods?
  • The Registered exporter does not need to apply upon each export for the issuance of Certificate of Origin.
What is document is considered to be a “Proof” to establish its origin?
  • The Statement on Origin on any commercial documents shall serve as proof of origin.
What is a “Statement on Origin”?
  • It is a proof of origin required under REX in the form of declaration sufficient to ascertain the originating status of the goods. This can be made out at the time of exportation to the EU or when the exportation to the EU is certain.
Is there a format we shall follow for the Statement of Origin?
  • It must be completed in legible and permanent form, issued by typing, printing, or stamping the text stated below on the invoice, pro-forma invoice, packing list, or any other commercial document identifying clearly the originating products:

“The exporter (Registered Exporter Number) of the products covered by this document declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of the Philippine preferential origin according to the rules of origin of the Generalised System of Preferences of the European Union and that the origin criterion met is _______.”

Is there a threshold for accomplishing the Statement of Origin?
  • If the value of the originating goods is below the value threshold of 6,000 EUR, then any exporter, even though not registered with the Bureau, may accomplish a Statement of Origin.

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