European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin

All you need to know about European Community Certificates of Origin

A European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin document is used for almost every country that requests a certificate of origin. It shows the origin of the goods, what the goods are and their weight and country of destination.

To be valid, the European Community Certificate of Origin document requires certification from an accredited Chamber of Commerce.

The rules that apply to the application for and the issuing of these documents are governed by EC regulations. Our export documentation team are fully authorised to certify all documents and are ready to assist you with any questions that you may have regarding your application.

How to apply for a European Community Certificate of Origin

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

Do it online

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


If you require a European Community Certificate of Origin to be legalised by a particular embassy, or for further information on fees and requirements, please contact us on 01275 774 958.

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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.

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