By certifying the origin of goods, we help to reduce the possibility that overseas customs authorities stop British shipments – helping to ensure the smooth passage of UK goods across international borders. Last year alone, more than 600,000 shipments were supported in this way.

We are proud to be part of an accredited network of more than 350 specialists in the UK, who are on hand every working day to help business and international trade to flourish.

Thanks to our deep local roots and respected brand, we remain a crucial and trusted third party for businesses who want to expand overseas or bring components and goods into the UK.

Please note that now the UK has left the EU, there is no change to the completion of the certificate of origin forms. You must ensure that as of January 1 you print on the new UK certificates we would've recently sent to you. All draft and rejected applications pre-January 1 2021 can no longer be used and a new application will be need to be created.

We can offer:

  • UK Certificates of Origin – these are customs clearance requirements to evidence the origin of the goods involved in a shipment.
  • EUR1 Movement Certificates these support claims for preferential (usually zero) rates of duty in the country of implementation. They are like a discount voucher for an importer, usually applied for by the exporter. To qualify, the goods must ‘originate’ in the UK (subject to specific trade agreements, some EU content may be allowed). The preference system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the EU before the end of any Brexit transition period or for new UK Trade Agreements thereafter.
  • 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.

Additional guidance
Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU

AGCC standard rules for documentation services can be viewed here.

Having only recently joined as a member of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce we were extremely impressed with the level of service provided by all staff involved. Their willingness and ability to go above and beyond to get the job done was much appreciated, especially when faced with a very complex situation and tight turnaround at short notice.

The team maintained good communication throughout the day providing peace of mind that work was progressing within the agreed deadline. The services provided included EU export documentation and we would not hesitate to engage with the Chamber to provide the same or similar services again in the future.

Andrew Smith, Finance director, Seafood Ecosse Limited