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The Long-term customer declaration (LTCD) is a document issued by the supplier to confirm the preferential origin of goods in line with the corresponding rules of origin outlined in the Preferential Trade agreement. These requirements (list of rules) are listed on the EU Commission website: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/index_en.htm.


The legal basis is the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 of 24 November 2015 laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the Union Customs Code. According to the Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 (UCC) it is possible to issue one Long-term declaration for future and past periods.


The text of the declaration is legally binding according to the regulation mentioned above. It is only valid if the signer is resident in the EU. The issuer is responsible for the correctness of the declaration provided towards the recipient and the Customs Authority. Therefore, the issuer shall inform the recipient immediately where the LTCD is no longer valid in relation to the goods provided.

Data on the Long-term customer declaration form: 

(1) Country, group of countries or territory concerned:

Andorra (AD), Switzerland (CH), Turkey (TR),

Albania (AL), Bosnia-Hercegovina (BA), Kosovo (XK = KO), Montenegro (ME), Macedonia (MK), Serbia (XS = RS), 

Algeria DZ), Egypt (EG), Faroe Islands (FO), Israel (IL), Jordan (JO), Lebanon (LB), Morocco (MA), West Bank 

and Gaza Strip (PS), Syria (SY), Tunisia (TN), Ceuta (XC), Melilla (XL), 

Georgia (GE), Moldova (MD),Ukraine (UA), 

Rep. of Korea (KR),

Ivory Coast (CI),

Chile (CL), Mexico (MX),
Andean-countries: - Colombia (CO), Peru (PE), Ecuador (EC)
Cariforum: - Antigua and Barbuda (AG), Bahamas (BS), Barbados (BB) , Belize (BZ), Dominica (DM),

Dominican Republic (DO), Grenada (GD), Guyana (GY), Jamaica (JM), Saint Christopher and

- Nevis (KN), Saint Lucia (LC),Suriname (SR), Trinidad and Tobago (TT), Saint Vincent and the

Grenadines (VC).
Central-America: - Costa Rica (CR), El Salvador (SV), Guatemala (GT) Honduras (HN, Nicaragua (NI), Panama (PA).
Pacific-states: - Fiji (FJ), Papua New Guinea (PG)
.
ESA-EPA-states: - Madagascar (MG), Mauritius (MU), Seychelles (SC), Zimbabwe (ZW).

SADC-EPA-states: - Mozambique (MZ), Botswana (BW), Lesotho (LS), Namibia (NA), South-Africa (ZA), Swaziland (SZ).
Central-Africa  - Cameroon (CM).
EEA: - Iceland (IS), Liechtenstein (LI), Norway (NO).
GSP*: - Generalized System of Preferences – developing countries, (LDC and OBC). GSP: Armenia (AM), Bolivia (BO),   

Republic of the Congo (CG), Cook Islands (CK), Colombia (CO), Costa Rica (CR), Cape Verde (CV), Ecuador (EC),

Micronesia (FM), Georgia (GE), Guatemala (GT), Honduras (HN), Indonesia (ID), India (IN), Iraq (IQ), 

Kyrgyzstan (KG), Sri Lanka (LK), Marshall Islands (MH), Mongolia (MN), Maldives (MV), Nigeria (NG), 

Nicaragua (NI), Nauru (NR), Niue (NU), Panama (PA), Peru (PE), Philippines (PH), Pakistan (PK), Paraguay (PY), El Salvador (SV), Syria (SY), Thailand (TH), Tajikistan (TJ), Turkmenistan (TM), Tonga (TO), Ukraine (UA), Uzbekistan (UZ), Vietnam (VN)

OCT*: - Overseas Countries and Territories of the EU member states.
MAR-ACP*: - Market Access Regulation – African-Caribbean and Pacific states Ghana (GH), Cameroon (CM), Kenya.
* For an actual overview of this countries please contact the Chamber of Commerce

(2) Cumulation
Cumulation is a mechanism that allows you to consider non-originating materials used or processing carried out in another country as originating in your country or carried out in your country.
To be completed, where necessary, only for goods having preferential origin status in the context of preferential trade relations with one of the countries with which pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulation of origin is applicable:

Algeria (DZ), Egypt (EG), European Union (EU), Faroe Islands (FO), Iceland (IS), Israel (IL) Jordan (JO),
Lebanon (LB), Liechtenstein (LI), Morocco (MA), Norway (NO), Tunisia (TN), Turkey (TR), West Bank and
Gaza Strip (PS), Switzerland (CH).
 
Point of attention: As Syria did not yet sign the Pan Euro Med agreement it is not possible to fill in this country. Most common is that no cumulation happens. In case you are not sure, please leave this open


(3) Validity dates
Give the dates.
The period shall not exceed 24 months from the date of issue (Attention: this is not the date on which the declaration enters into force) or 12 months if the declaration was issued retrospectively. In this case, the period might be both maximum 12 Months in the past, as 12 Months in the future as of the date of issue.

(4) Place and Date: Example: DD.MM.YYYY, London, UK

(5) Name and Position: Example: John Williams, Sales Manager

(6) Name and Address of Company: Example: Williams Motors Ltd, 1 Smith Street London, MW1, 3DR, United Kingdom

(7) Signature: Example: J. Williams

Material list: The data concerning the preferential origin status for each material is listed. In case the preferential origin can not be confirmed for a material or for a specific trade agreement, it is mentioned specifically.


Country of Origin: Indication of the corresponding valid ISO-Alpha-2 Codes, e.g., IT for Italy, DE for Germany.