Registered Exporters System (REX)

The REX system provides for certification of origin on:

  • imports into the European Union (EU) from certain countries under the Generalised System of Preference (GSP)
  • and
  • preferential origin exports from the EU under preferential agreements, for example, with the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and New Zealand.  The steppingstone EPA between the EU and Cote d’Ivoire and the EU and Ghana. The interim EPA between the EU and Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). 

The REX system allows a registered exporter to certify preferential origin. This is done by including a specific declaration on the invoice or another commercial document identifying the exported products.

If your consignment has a value of below €6,000, the statement on origin can be made with no obligation to be registered.

The GSP beneficiary countries apply the REX system. For details see the Registered Exporters System.

If you are importing from a registered exporter under GSP, you should verify the REX number on the REX database.

How to apply for the Registered Exporter System (REX)

You should submit your REX applications electronically through the REX system. You can access the REX system through the EU Trader Portal.

Before you apply for REX, you will need the following:

  1. A valid Revenue Online Service (ROS) certificate - please make sure your ROS certificate is still valid. This ROS certificate will be required to access the REX system or to delegate access to your representative. Please see Guide to ROS for details on how to register for ROS.
  2. Customs and Excise registration in ROS.
  3. A valid Economic Operators' Registration and Identification (EORI) number.

You will find further information on electronic REX applications in eCustoms Notification 021/2021.

Further information

If you require further information, please contact the Origin and Valuation Unit.