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Notice 018 – Iraq – Non-UK Origin Letter

24th July 2018


NUMBER: 018 DATE: 26th March 2018

Additional requirement for Legalisation of Arab Certificate of Origin for Iraq

We have been made aware that the Iraqi embassy have issued a notice, effective from the 20th March 2018, that for all Arab Certificates of Origin to be legalised by the Iraqi embassy that include goods of non-UK origin must have a formal letter issued by the consignee (applicant) confirming that “the goods have been produced for their benefit”.

We have also been informed that as of 26th March 2018, all Certificates of Origin and Commercial Invoices submitted for legalisation must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity in order for the legalisation process to be carried out.

The Certificate of Conformity does not require legalisation.

The Certificate of Conformity can be obtained from one of the following companies:

Bureau VERITAS Group – 020 7661 0700 e-mail:


TUV Rheinland – 020 8680 7711 e-mail:

These requirements are not applicable for EC Certificate of Origin applications destined for Iraq.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Kind Regards

Gary Hayes

International Trade Manager

Surrey Chambers of Commerce