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What is an EC Certificate of Origin?

What is an EC Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin is an essential international trade & exporting document which provides clear evidence that goods in an export shipment are wholly produced, manufactured, obtained or processed in a particular country.

The European Community Certificate of Origin is a commercial or Customs clearance requirement in some countries to evidence the origin of the goods. A European Community Certificate of Origin may be called for in any country worldwide.

Where Can I Get an EC Certificate of Origin?

Sussex Chamber of Commerce can handle the entire process if you require your document to be legalised by a particular embassy, consulate notary or the UK Foreign Office. This will not only make your life easier but also save your company a lot of time.

How Do I Apply for an EC Certificate?

Complete Formal Undertaking: In order to obtain certified documents it is necessary for Sussex Chamber of Commerce to hold your signature on file. This is done in the form of a Formal Undertaking, which must be completed and signed by the Proprietor, Director, Partner or Company Secretary of your business and returned to the Chamber in original form by post, or over the counter.

  1. Complete Formal Undertaking The formal undertaking must be renewed annually (i.e. you do not need a new Formal Undertaking with each EC Certificate of Origin as long as the one held by the Chamber is current and contains the relevant signature(s). Once you have submitted your Formal Undertaking you will be issued with the Standard rules and you are ready to complete and submit forms to the Chamber. This can be done both manually and electronically.

    Formal Undertaking & Signature List.pdf

     
  2. Purchase a Blank Original EC Certificate of Origin from Sussex Chamber of Commerce

    (Optional)  Request Sussex Chamber of Commerce to prepare an EC Certificate of Origin

    EC Certificate of Origin Request Form.pdf
     
  3. Read Completion Instructions

    European EC of Origin GUIDANCE.pdf

     
  4. Apply over the counter, by post or electronically
     

Members receive up to 50% discount on most export documents. For more information on Certificates of Origin, EUR1 and ATR Movement Certificates or any other export documents contact us on T: +44 (0) 1444 259 259 or email export@sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk