International Trade

Success in international markets through exports

Black Country Chamber of Commerce provides a comprehensive export documentation service, offering a range of documents that will enable your business to export goods around the world. Our knowledgeable team of export documentation experts are able to guide you through the application process, meaning that you are able to export your products abroad with confidence.

This service is available by post, electronically and, for urgent consignments, over the counter.

Furthermore, an exclusive 50% discount is available for Chamber members on all of our export documentation services. Please click here to view the current pricing guide. If you are not currently a Black Country Chamber member, and would like further information on the benefits of membership, please click here.

Please see below for more information on the export documentation we provide:


European Community Certificates of Origin


What are European Community (EC) Certificates of Origin?

The EC Certificate of Origin is a commercial or customs clearance document that is required in some countries in order to evidence the origin of the goods being exported. In essence, this is a declaration that the goods you are exporting are obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. This is an important document because customs officials around the world look at the origin of the goods when they determine the duty to be applied to them. As a Chamber, we are able to process your Certificate of Origin applications, effectively attesting as to the origin of the goods in question.

How do I apply for an EC Certificate of Origin?

  1. Complete Formal Undertaking
    In order to obtain certified documents, it is necessary for us to hold your signature on file. This is done in the form of a Formal Undertaking, which must be completed and signed by the proprieter, director, partner or company secretary of your business and returned to the Chamber in original form by post or over the counter. Please note, an update of your company's Formal Undertaking is required on an annual basis. Please click here to download a Formal Undertaking document.

  2. Stationary
    Ensure that you have the appropriate stationary readily available in order to submit an application. You will be able to obtain blank EC Certificate of Origin forms from the Black Country Chamber.

  3. Completion Instructions
    Please click here in order to familiarise yourself with the EC Certificate of Origin completion process. We recommend that you do this prior to completing your application, as inaccurate documentation can cause delays when exporting your goods.

  4. Submit Your Application
    You can submit your application to the Chamber through a number of channels to suit the needs of your business, which include via post, electronic processing, or over-the-counter.


Legalisation

If you require your document to be legalised by a particular embassy, consulate, notary or the UK Foreign Office, we can handle the entire process for you, saving your business time and money.


Arab-British Certificates of Origin


What are Arab-British Certificates of Origin?

If you are exporting goods to countries that are Arab League States, you may be asked to provide an Arab-British Certificate of Origin. Similar to the EC Certificate of Origin, an Arab-British Certificate of Origin is a customs clearance document that is required in some countries in order to evidence the origin of the goods being exported, and may also be requested by the importing company. The only authorising body that is able to officiate this document is the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, which is based in London. However, as a Chamber, we are able to facilitate the application process with the Arab-British Chamber on your behalf.


How do I apply for an Arab-British Certificate of Origin?

  1. Complete Formal Undertaking
    In order to obtain certified documents, it is necessary for us to hold your signature on file. This is done in the form of a Formal Undertaking, which must be completed and signed by the proprieter, director, partner or company secretary of your business and returned to the Chamber in original form by post or over the counter. Please note, an update of your company's Formal Undertaking is required on an annual basis. Please click here to download a Formal Undertaking document.

  2. Stationary
    Ensure that you have the appropriate stationary readily available in order to submit an application. You will be able to obtain blank Arab-British Certificate of Origin forms from the Black Country Chamber.

  3. Completion Instructions
    Please click here in order to familiarise yourself with the Arab-British Certificate of Origin completion process. We recommend that you do this prior to completing your application, as inaccurate documentation can cause delays when exporting your goods.

  4. Submit Your Application
    You can submit your application to the Chamber through a number of channels to suit the needs of your business, which include via post, electronic processing, or over-the-counter. The Chamber will then forward your documentation to the Arab-British Chamber for processing.


Legalisation

If you require your document to be legalised by a particular embassy, consulate, notary or the UK Foreign Office, we can handle the entire process for you, saving your business time and money.


EUR1 Movement Certificates


What are EUR1 Movement Certificates?

An EUR1 Movement Certificate is used to support claims for preferential rates of duty in the country of importation. To qualify the goods must originate in the UK or EU and be supported by a correctly completed and endorsed EUR1. Please note, the prefence system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the EU, a list of which can be found by clicking here.


How do I apply for an EUR1 Movement Certificate?

  1. Stationary
    Ensure that you have the appropriate stationary readily available in order to submit an application. You will be able to obtain blank EUR1 forms from the Black Country Chamber.

  2. Completion Instructions
    Please click here in order to familiarise yourself with the EUR1 completion process. We recommend that you do this prior to completing your application, as inaccurate documentation can cause delays when exporting your goods.

  3. Submit Your Application
    You can submit your application to the Chamber through a number of channels to suit the needs of your business, which include via post, electronic processing, or over-the-counter.



ATR Movement Certificates


What are ATR Movement Certificates?

An ATR Movement Certificate entitles goods that are in free-circulation within the EU to receive preferential import duty treatment when shipped to Turkey. This applies to all eligible goods, except agricultural goods, minerals and steel, which require an EUR1 Movement Certificate (please see above).


How do I apply for an ATR Movement Certificate?

  1. Stationary
    Ensure that you have the appropriate stationary readily available in order to submit an application. You will be able to obtain blank ATR forms from the Black Country Chamber.

  2. Completion Instructions
    Please click here in order to familiarise yourself with the ATR completion process. We recommend that you do this prior to completing your application, as inaccurate documentation can cause delays when exporting your goods.

  3. Submit Your Application
    You can submit your application to the Chamber through a number of channels to suit the needs of your business, which include via post, electronic processing, or over-the-counter.


In addition to the aforementioned documents, we also offer a Letters of Credit service and can process Force Majeure applications. Please contact us on 0330 024 0820 for further information.

Furthermore, please click here for more information on the International Trade services that you can access to help enhace your business' global prospects.

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