Registered Exporter system (REX) applications going electronic

Feb 04, 2021

The European Commission is updating its Registered Exporter system (the REX system) from a manual to an electronic web-based system. The system, which simplifies export procedures when declaring the origin of goods, will now be in line with the Union Customs Code (UCC) requirement that all exchange of information should be made electronically.  

The REX system is a system of self-certification by exporters who have been registered on REX. It simplifies export formalities by allowing the registered exporter to certify the preferential origin by including a specific declaration on the invoice or another commercial document identifying the exported products. Therefore, the registered exporter is not obliged to apply for a certificate of origin for each export. Unregistered exporters may certify the origin of goods for consignments having a value which is below €6,000. 

From the 25 January 2021, REX applications can be submitted electronically on the new REX system, which is accessed through the EU Trader Portal, on the Europa website. A valid EORI (Economic Operators Registration Identification) number is needed to access the system and you must also be registered for Customs and Excise on ROS to access the EU Trader Portal.

Read more about REX on and Revenue’s eCustoms notification issued yesterday.