United Kingdom Certificate of Origin

All you need to know about United Kingdom Certificates of Origin

Due to UK leaving the European Union on 31st December 2020 the European Community (EC) Certificate of Origin has been replaced by a United Kingdom Certificate of Origin, which can be used for almost every country that requests a certificate of origin.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 United Kingdom Certificate of Origin document requires certification from an accredited Chamber of Commerce.

The non-preferential rules that apply to the application for and the issuing of these documents are governed by UK government. 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 United Kingdom Certificate of Origin

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

Please note that due to the current Covid measures, we are not allowing customers to come to the office in person.

Do it online

Visit the Ecert website or 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 United Kingdom Certificate of Origin to be legalised by a particular embassy, or for further information on fees and requirements, please contact us on 01275 370712.

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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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