Trade Documentation

As accredited issuers of trade documents, the Chamber of Commerce Network sits at the heart of the export process, and is in a unique position to help and advise businesses in all aspects of international trade.


The Chamber of Commerce Network has over 350 trade documentation specialists on hand to advise businesses on the documents required, saving time, money, and stress.

The accurate completion of export documentation is vital if charges and delays are to be avoided, and shipments are to meet their deadlines. Your local Accredited Chamber can help with the below types of export documentation:

EC Certificates of Origin – these are customs clearance requirements to evidence the origin of the goods involved in a shipment.

Arab-British Certificates of Origin – a customs clearance requirement to evidence the origin of the goods, and may also be requested by the importing company. These may be used for Arab League States.

EUR1 Movement Certificate – these support claims for preferential (usually zero) rates of duty in the country of implementation. To qualify, the goods must ‘originate’ in the UK or EU. The preference system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the EU.

A.TR Movement Certificate – these entitle goods which are in ‘free circulation’ in the EU (the goods are EU-originating, or on importation into the EU all relevant duties and taxes have been paid) to receive preferential import duty when shipped to Turkey. This applies to all eligible goods except agricultural goods, minerals and steel, which require an EUR1.

The Chamber of Commerce Network is a source for all other export-related documents, such as letters of credit. We also provide ATA carnets, which act as passports for goods, allowing their temporary admission. This reduces red tape and the provision of cash deposits that would otherwise have to be paid.

British Chambers of Commerce in the UK act as issuing bodies and are authorised by:

HM government, for the issue of all non-preference EU Certificates of Origin
HMRC, for preference documents such as EUR1’s and A.TR certificates
The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, to act as agents for the issuing of Arab British Certificates of Origin

Contact your local Chamber for assistance with trade documentation

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