Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

ATR-Certificate (ATR-Movement Certificate)

The ATR – Movement Certificate is used to claim preferential (reduced or even zero) rates of duty for goods moved between the European Community and Turkey.

What is ATR-Certificate (ATR-Movement Certificate)?

An ATR certificate is a customs document used for trade between the European Union (EU) countries and Turkey. The certificate allows for certain type of goods to be imported between the two parties without duties. The duty free products do not cover goods such as agricultural produce, coal and steel.

Without obtaining the ATR certificate, normal non-EU customs tariffs will apply for import into the EU. Traders who want to export non-duty free goods which are not cover under the ATR certificate, can do so by obtaining an EUR1 certificate.