International Trade

International Trade

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UK Certificate of Origin

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is an Issuing Body, appointed by HM Government.

The Chamber is authorised to certify export documentation, including the new paper UK Certificate of Origin, Arab-British Certificate of Origin, the UK EUR1 Customs Movement Certificates and ATA Carnets.

Our team have many years of experience in international trade and certification procedures and are fully trained and accredited by the British Chamber of Commerce.

The best and most cost-effective way to apply for the new UK Certificate of Origin or any of our services is through our secure online portal ecert https://ecert.sgs.com/uk/my-ecert

This online platform is quick and easy to use, and we offer a same day turn-around

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), as the authorising body in the UK for Certificates of Origin, has decided that plain paper United Kingdom Certificates of Origin will be issued from the 1st of April 20230. Over 40% of Certificates of Origin issued worldwide are now printed on plain paper.

If required, the Chamber can print your Certificates or documents (standard applications on eCert) where wet stamp certification or legalisation is required by an importer, bank or destination country customs authority. Documents requiring original signatures from all parties may still be posted.

Certificates of Origin printed via the online platform have additional security features, such as the QR code, allowing anyone with the Certificate to view an online version of the Certificate of Origin so they can check it has not been amended or falsified. Anyone with the Certificate of Origin will also be able to verify the authenticity of the Certificate of Origin via the ICC verification website.

Customs authorities worldwide are looking to be able to verify Certificates of Origin online. This will also simplify the printing of Certificates of Origin by exporters as they will no longer need to insert a blank Certificate of Origin correctly into the printer before printing however certificates must be printed IN COLOUR, directly onto plain white paper.

These documents can be requested as a result of financial arrangements, customs procedures, trade barriers or even tariff quotas.

Costs

A breakdown of our costs for electronic and manual certificate of origin services are detailed in our 2024 price list.

View 2024 prices

For costs and information related to the certification and legislation of Arab documentation please contact the International Trade Team on 01752 220471.

ATR

ATR Movement Certificates can now no longer be issued within the UK. An invoice declaration (see rules of origin) is now required on your commercial invoice, a Certificate of Origin might also be required by your customer.

As an accredited Chamber of Commerce our export documentation team have been certifying these documents for decades and they’re always on hand to help with any questions or queries around your application

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Nick Byrne

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