Export Documents Explained

Export documents explained

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is ready to make the whole documentation process as straightforward as possible, and can ensure that your goods travel with ease, providing you with peace of mind.

As an exporter you have already developed a successful product and now all you have to do is deliver your goods on time and ensure that you receive your payment quickly. This can be a simple process when you know how but understanding which document is required for each shipment to each destination can be difficult. Our Chamber Documentation officers can give support and guidance.

EC Certificate 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 Certificate 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.

EUR1

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 correctly completed and endorsed EUR1. The preference system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the EU. 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.

A.TR

The ATR Certificate entitles goods, which are in 'free circulation' in the EU (i.e. the goods are EU-originating, or on importation into the EU all the relevant duties and taxes have been paid) 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. When completing an ATR form it is advisable that the exporter or authorised agent consults HM Revenue & Customs Notice 812.

Other Documents & Publications - Chambers also stock a wide range of other documents and certificates often needed by exporters e.g. Standard Shipping Notes, Dangerous Goods Notes, Certificates of Value & Origin as well as Incoterms 2010 (book and wall chart).

Letters of Credit

New Letter of Credit Service

Save money, get it right the first time.

Exporting your products and services to new and existing foreign markets is a great way to generate new income streams but can bring its own set of potential problems. Being fully paid and on time is central to protecting the cash flow position of your company.

Unfortunately over 80% of documents independently submitted to banks fail through non-compliant paperwork, resulting in frustrating and expensive reviews and re-submissions attracting delays and additional fees.

As of 1st March 2013, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce offers a comprehensive “Letter of Credit” service. Two levels of service will be offered:

* full preparation of all documents and presentation to the Bank

* an examination of your documents prior to presentation to the Bank

Don’t take the chance of your documents being rejected!

AGCC’s experienced export documentation team can remove this worry and ensure a first time acceptance by the bank by examining and preparing the supporting documents required for a letter of credit. This protects both the position of the buyer and the seller and ensures that the needs and expectations of both parties are met.


For more information, please contact the Export Documentation team by email at lorraine.neish@agcc.co.uk or phone Lorraine Neish on 01224 343908.

Online Service

Business benefits

  • Exporters around the world undertake much of their export activity online, from researching markets, assessing competition, exchange rate advice to processing export documents online.

  • Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce provides online documentation processing services allowing exporters to electronically apply and receive EC Certificates of Origin, Arab Certificates of Origin, EUR1s and A.TRs.

  • Businesses are now taking advantage of the online service and we are finding that the turnaround time involved in obtaining export documentation has significantly reduced.

Speed

By forwarding your export documents to us electronically, you can have them checked, certified and returned to you for printing allowing your business to save valuable time and money and ensure your goods reach their destination on time.

Service

A faster service available from us means you can offer a better service to your customers; and, of course, because the whole process is electronic, you can free up staff normally used for delivery and collection of export documents.

Simplicity

Forwarding and receiving documents electronically and printing them off at your own premises is effortless, quick and easy.

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Export Monitor

Export Monitor

This is our monthly export monitors which keep you up to date with the North-easts export activity worldwide.

 

Export Monitor for May

 

Contact Us

Lorraine Neish

Documentation Team Leader

t: 01224 343908

f: 01224 343999

e: lorraine.neish@agcc.co.uk

 

Joan Young

Documentation Assistant

t: 01224 343962

f: 01224 343999

e: joan.young@agcc.co.uk 

 

Graeme Reid

Documentation Executive

t: 01224 343919

f: 01224 343999

e: graeme.reid@agcc.co.uk

 

Alexander Sim

Documentation Assistant

t: 01224 343921

f: 01224 343999

e: alexander.sim@agcc.co.uk 

 

Norma Davidson

Documentation Assistant

t: 01224 343960

f: 01224 343999

e: norma.davidson@agcc.co.uk