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What kind of export documentation do you need?

Essentially, we save our clients the time and energy of keeping up to speed on export documentation. Then, they can concentrate on developing their international relationships and getting their goods ready for export. Our export services includes the following documentation:
  • Certificate of Origin : the certificate of origin is a document issued by an exporter that confirms and certifies the country of origin of its products.
  • EUR 1 : an EUR1, also known as a 'movement certificate', enables importers in certain countries to import goods at a reduced or nil rate of import duty under trade agreements between the EU and beneficiary countries.
  • ATR Certificates : an ATR Document is a goods movement certificate used for preferential treatment of goods moving between the European Community and Turkey. All exporters completing ATR documents must read a copy of the HM Customs and Revenue Notice 812.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Apostille : an official government-issued certificate added to documents so they are recognised when presented in another country. If the country is not signed up to the Hague Convention further legislation may be necessary. See https://www.hcch.net/en/states/hcch-members for member states.
  • Legalisation of documents : carried out at the relevant UK Embassy in London.

Documentation

Certificate of Origin

A Certificate of Origin is sometimes required for goods being exported into certain overseas countries. It simply provides evidence of where the goods were originally manufactured which might be necessary for commercial or customs requirements.

EC and Arab Certificates of Origin

  • European - A European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin can apply worldwide for customs clearance or simply to meet the 'quota requirement' of the importing county.
  • Arab - An Arab Certificate of Origin is only required for exports to Arab League countries and always needs to be legalised by the embassy.

Additional Documentation

  • Commercial invoice 
  • Packing list  
  • Full company name and address of the manufacturers 
  • Evidence of any foreign origin goods

Downloads

Formal Undertaking

In order to process any export documentation we require a formal undertaking from your company, signed by a signatory we hold on file.

Certificate of Origin Completion Guide

Arab Certificate of Origin

EUR 1 Movement Certificate

An EUR1 Movement Certificate is used to support claims for preferential (usually zero) rates of duty in the country of importation. To qualify, the goods must ‘originate’ in the UK or EU and be supported by a completed and endorsed EUR1 Movement Certificate. The preference system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the EU.

Additional Documentation

  • Commercial Invoice 
  • Packing List 
  • Harmonised System (HS) Code for your products also referred to as Tariff Number (details https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff)

Please refer to Customs Notice 827, Section 11.

Downloads

Formal Undertaking

In order to process any export documentation we require a formal undertaking from your company, signed by a signatory we hold on file.

EUR 1 Certificate

ATR Certificate

The ATR Certificate entitles goods in 'free circulation' in 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.

To help you complete your ATR form, we recommend you consult HM Revenue & Customs Notice 812

*Free circulation in the EU means the goods are originating from, or on importation into, the EU, and that all the relevant duties and taxes have been paid.

Additional Documentation

  • Commercial Invoice 
  • Packing List 
  • Exporter Statement

Downloads

Formal Undertaking

In order to process any export documentation we require a formal undertaking from your company, signed by a signatory we hold on file.

ATR Guidance

Exporter Statement

Export Service Fees

Our fees are competitive (especially if you are a member of the Chamber).
Please be aware that processing time varies from document to document so get in touch with us as soon as you can to avoid delays to exporting your goods.

Our opening times are 9:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact Us

01923 442 442

Watford Chamber

Watford Chamber of Commerce
The Mansion,
BRE Campus, Bucknalls Lane,
Watford, WD25 9NH
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