Certificate of Origin

What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin is an important international trade document that identifies the origin of the goods you’re exporting.

It can be required for different reasons such as customs clearance in the buyer's country or payment via a Letter of Credit. So it’s vitally important that you submit the correct documentation.

How to apply for Certificates of Origin

The best and most cost-effective way to apply for a Certificate of Origin is through our secure online service, eCert. However, we also provide a postal service for those who prefer it.

Our online platform is quick and easy to use, and we offer a same-day turn-around for the following documents:

As an accredited Chamber of Commerce, our export documentation team have been certifying these documents for decades and they’re always on hand to help with any questions or queries about your application.

* Arab documents often require legalisation and will take longer to obtain.

Certificate of origin costs

A breakdown of our costs for electronic and manual certificate of origin services can be found in the table below.

​Certification Fees

​Electronic Copy (+VAT)

Manual Copy (+VAT)

​Original document



Additional copies



Rejection fees for electronic documents



​Blank document fee

£0.75 - ​£3.00

​£0.75 - £3.00

 Walk-in, wait & collect fee (not available after 3pm) £28.50 +VAT. 

For costs and information related to the certification and legislation of Arab documentation please call the International Trade Team on 01275 373373.

​See our full list of our Export Documentation prices (PDF).

** There are discounts available for members of the Business West Chambers of Commerce.​ **

If you have any questions about Certificates of Origin and your specific requirements then you can speak to one of our expert trade advisers on  01275 373373.

  • Apply for a Certificate of Origin today

    You can easily apply for a Certificate of Origin using our online export documentation platform. It's quick and easy to use, with clear guides and tutorials to help you get started.

  • Apply for a Certificate of Origin today

    Start submitting your Certificate of Origin applications today. To apply for a Certificate of Origin, you'll be taken to our easy-to-use export documentation platform, eCert.

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