Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce offers exporters a full Certification Service which includes next day return (normal business hours) on standard documents, 1-2-1 training on electronic documentation. To register visit E-Cert World by clicking the link below.

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Our documentation team are fully trained by the British Chambers of Commerce in Certification and International Trade Procedures.

Standard Rules September 2021

United Kingdom Certificates of Origin

A Certificate of Origin is a signed statement certifying where an exported item was made and is a Customs clearance requirement in some countries to evidence the origin of the goods. Often required to comply with banking requirements where trade is conducted under Letters of Credit.

Arab-British Certificates of Origin

An Arab-British Certificate of Origin is a Customs clearance requirement in some countries to evidence the origin of the goods. It may also be requested by the importing company.

Certificates of Origin to be Certified/Legalised by Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce

An Egyptian-British Certified document may be requested by the importing company.

EUR1 Certificates

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 and be supported by a correctly completed and endorsed EUR1. The preference system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the UK. When completing an EUR1 form it is advisable, the exporter or authorised agent consults HM Revenue and Customs Notices 827, 828, 832 to ensure that the goods 'originate' in accordance with origin rules.

Signature verification

Some customs may need the signature on official documents to be verified as an authentic signature.

Export Declaration

All goods moving out of the UK now need an Export declaration to go with the shipment.  

Import Declaration

All goods coming into the UK now need an import declaration. This is for clearance at the UK border and also your proof of TAX and VAT calculations.

T1 Transit Document

T1 is a transit document which allows for goods originating outside the EU to cross borders freely within EU and other NCTS countries.

Available in conjunction with your export declaration, our existing service provider SGS will supply the guarantee for customs duties and taxes on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Register your interest now and sign up from 11th August 2021.

Document Verification/Legalisation

Official Letters and certificates can be certified/legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Signature verification for documents requested by external sources for example Certificate of Free Sale, Health Certificates, Employment letters etc. Please download cover sheet to accompany your original documents prior to submitting either in person at the Chamber Office or by post.

Letter of Credit

A letter of credit is a document from a bank guaranteeing that a seller will receive payment in full as long as certain delivery conditions have been met. In the event that the buyer is unable to make payment on the purchase, the bank will cover the outstanding amount.

In partnership with Acorn International we offer a Letter of Credit Service. Contact Julie for details


Letter of Credit Service  Acorn International1


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For any documentation enquiries please email the Chamber Documentation Team; Adrienne Howard, Julie Coulter and Rosalynd Gauld.

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