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Certificate of Origin

 

What is a Certificate of Origin?

Certificates of Origin are international trade documents that show the origin of exported goods.  They are completed by exporters and are certified by a Chamber of Commerce. 

There are two types of Certificates of Origin, European Community Certificates of Origin which are accepted by most countries around the world and Arab-British Certificate of Origin which are used when dealing with Arab League nations.


When and why do I need it?

Not every country has a Certificate of Origin requirement but for those that do, one will be required to get your goods cleared through overseas customs and to your customer.  Even when you are dealing with a country that does not require them, they may be necessary for you to get paid if you are dealing with a Letter of Credit.

 

How can I apply for a Certificate of Origin?

We have three ways you can apply.

Online application

You can apply using our online service, e-z Cert.
Express service: Allows you to print out in your office on blank Certificates of Origin typically within 2 hours of applying.
Standard Service: Apply before 2pm to get your document processed the same day. Collection or post available.

Go to our online application service

At the counter

If you prefer, you can pop in to our office and we can do it there and then. Our opening hours are 9:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.

Our address is:

75 Harborne Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 3DH

When you arrive, please ask for the Documentation department and our receptionist will be happy to direct you to our office.

By post

Please mark for the attention of Documentation department and please include a compliment slip stating what is required. Our postal address is:

75 Harborne Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 3DH

 

Need assistance? Get in touch

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Your enquiry

For more information please contact us at documentation@birmingham-chamber.com Please attach any documents that you would like us to assess and we will respond with our cost effective quote. Alternatively please call us on 0121 454 6171.