Certificate of Origin (C of O)

Online certified documents delivered by your local chamber of commerce

Certified documents can be required when exporting goods and requiring customs clearance. Chambers of Commerce in the UK are licensed and regulated to provide a service for certifying documents, and you can receive this service at the chamber or online using eCert (ecert.sgs.com).
eCert was the first and is the largest provider of electronic certificates of origin and other certified documents. Launched in 2000 the product has grown significantly and influenced electronic certification across the globe.


What Documents Can be Certified?


  • United Kingdom Certificate of Origin – a United Kingdom Certificate of Origin may be required for any country worldwide.
  • Arab-British Certificate of Origin – Arab Certificates of Origin may be used for Arab league states.
  • EUR1 Movement Certificate – used to support claims for preferential (usually zero) rates of duty in the country of importation.
  • EUR-MED Customs Movement Certificate – similar to an EUR1 which is used in the case of Pan-Euro-Med cumulation. More information can be found in customs notice 827, section 4.
  • International Import Certificate (IIC) – required for imports of ‘controlled’ goods. It is an undertaking by the importer to import goods into the United Kingdom without diversion or trans-shipment elsewhere, and not to re-export the goods without an export license.
  • Export Invoice – commercial invoice used as customs declaration.
  • Other Original Documents – such as Inspection Certificates and Health Certificates.
  • ATA Carnet – a passport for your goods, apply online using eCert.


eCert Interface From GTA or eConsign


When using our export / import software you can send your data directly to eCert via our interface. Sending data directly saves time re-typing on data entry screens and helps you get your certified documents quickly.

Save Time and Money
Send certificates directly to your Chamber of Commerce through the internet, it will arrive in seconds and have your document returned in the same day.

Cost Benefits
Due to the popularity of eCert we are able to offer the most competitive pricing in the market. eCert is the largest provider of online Certificates of Origin.

The service is provided as a software as a service (SaaS) and so there is no need to install or maintain desktop software.

eCert is free to use and your local chamber charge a minimal amount to certify your documents.

The eCert service is available 24x7x365.

Why Use eCert?

  • Save time on travel to the chamber
  • Save money on couriers
  • Reduce errors with online validation
  • Manage application history

Find a Chamber of Commerce

You need to have a relationship with your local chamber of commerce to use eCert and get your documents certified online.
Follow the link to the eCert chamber directory to find your nearest chamber of commerce.

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