Arab-British Certificate of Origin

All you need to know about Arab-British Certificates of Origin

There is a special document that is called for by countries that are members of the Arab League – the Arab-British Certificate of Origin.

If you’re exporting to this part of the world then it’s important to check with your customer exactly which types of trade documentation they require. If the importer requires the Certificate of Origin to be legalised by the Embassy then you will need to complete the Arab-British Certificate of Origin.

Members of the Arab League

Arab-British Chamber Certificates of Origin can be used when exporting to the following markets, as the United Kingdom Certificate of Origin may not be accepted as a substitute.

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

How to apply for an Arab-British Certificate of Origin

You can make the initial application for your certificates by post or over the phone, but the best and most efficient way is to apply online.

Do it online

Visit our the Ecert platform or Acorn International Trade Services website to set up an account and start creating and submitting your Certificates of Origin today.

The document requires authentication by a Chamber of Commerce (us), Certification by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and where requested legalisation from the Embassy.


If legalisation is required then contact us on 01275 370712  to find out how much this will cost, as for some destinations the costs can be quite high.

You should also be aware that it may take a week or more to get these documents legalised and returned to you.

Are you applying for an Arab-British Certificate of Origin for the first time?

Before you can start applying for any type of Certificate of Origin documents you must first complete a Formal Undertaking. On application, we will walk you through this entire process.

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    If you have any questions regarding your export documentation requirements or submitting an application, you can contact a member of our team and we'll be happy to guide you through the entire process.

    Call us on 01275 370712

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