What is a European Certificate of Origin?

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A Certificate of Origin is an important international trade document which identifies the origin of goods in a particular export shipment. Virtually every country in the world will consider the origin of the goods they import to determine what duty will be applied or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.

A Certificate of Origin may be required to:

• Meet requirements for the overseas importer

• Meet quota requirements imposed by the importing country

• Comply with banking requirements

• For other official and commercial reasons

Exporters can apply for a Certificate of Origin electronically through the Chambers of Commerce.

For more information on Certificates of Origin please call 01782 224405

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