European Community Certificate of Origin

European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin

Surrey Chambers of Commerce is an issuing authority authorised by Her Majesty’s Government under EC Regulation No.2454/93 for granting or certifying officially prescribed Certificates of Origin, which operates in this regard under the guidance and conditions of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce.

The EC Certificate of Origin came into use on 1st January 1973 and is the official form used by exporters whenever the importer requires, or whenever the commercial transaction or customs regulations require.

Before the Chamber can undertake this work for any company, certain formalities must be completed in compliance with Standard Rules for Certificates of Origin. The following information must be lodged at the Chamber office:

  • A complete list of all company signatories authorised to sign documents on behalf of the company.
  • A Formal Undertaking – which we supply – must be completed and signed by either a Company Director, Secretary, Partner, Proprietor or person duly authorised to act on behalf of the Company.

It is not possible to authorise oneself to sign unless of course, you are the sole trader proprietor. It is also advisable to have more than one person to sign documents to prevent delays arising due to holidays or sickness.

Online application for European Community (EC) Certificates of Origin is available. Certification fees are significantly cheaper for members than for non-members, please contact the International Trade Team on 01483 735549 for full details. Alternatively, send us an email.

European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin Forms are held by Surrey Chambers of Commerce and can be purchased by contacting the International Trade Team.

Downloadable Forms:

EC COO - Step by Step Guide (140 downloads)

EC COO - Common errors found on COO applicants (83 downloads)