• Export Documentation

    ChamberExport Documentation

As a fully accredited issuing body, we can certify UK/Arab certificates of origin and UK-EUR1 movement certificates. The team will also authenticate other commercial documents as well as facilitating the process of ATA Carnets and Letters of Credit

Get started on your export journey and set up your free electronic account, enabling you to submit your applications using the following options: eCERT Premium Express, eCERT Express and eCERT Standard.


How to get set up with eCERT

Simply click the banner (right) to set you to successful exporting!

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  1. Get started. Register free and set up your account on eCERT
  2. Let’s activate your account. Email us your completed Formal Undertaking & Arab Indemnity forms at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Ready for action. Simply go through The Standard Rules and your registration is all set.

A handy tutorial is available on THE SGS WEBINAR RECORDING.

Call us on 01952 208 200 for further guidance on how to use your account, the team will be happy to help.

Our members benefit from a 50% discount on most of our documentation services.

View our current Fees or call us on 01952 208 200 for more details.


Export Documentation Forms

United Kingdom Certificate of Origin

This document is non-preferential and used for custom clearance. It can also be requested for re-export, for commercial or financial purpose or an import regulation.

Blank UKCO forms are available to order from the Export Documentation team.

Complete & submit your application electronically via your eCERT account.

For additional information and guidance please:

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Arab-British Certificate of Origin

This document is issued for goods that are being sold and permanently exported to Arab League countries.

It is certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and legalized by the Embassy of the importing Arab country.

Our agent Chamber will ensure liaison with the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and Embassies.

Please allow a minimum processing time of 2 weeks.

Complete & submit your application electronically via your eCERT account.

For additional information and guidance please:

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UK-EUR1 Movement Certificate

This document is used to support claims for preferential rates of duty in the country of import and is certified on behalf of HMRC.

To qualify, the goods must be UK originating. The preferential system only applies to countries where a signed preferential trade agreement exists with the UK.

Note due to the UK-EU trade agreement, you do not need to apply for a UK-EUR1 Movement Certificate for shipments to Europe.

Blank UK-EUR1 forms are available to order from the Export Documentation team.

Complete & submit your application electronically via your eCERT account.

For additional information and guidance please:

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Other Documents

Varying from commercial invoice, packing list, sale contract, company registration…

Your customer might request for these to be authenticated by your local chamber of commerce.

Authentication process consist of confirming the signature of the applicant is genuine by adding stamps to the document.

Documents can be submitted electronically via your eCERT account or originals sent by post to our Telford office.

For additional information and guidance please:

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Force Majeure Certificate

Document attesting the existence of force majeure circumstances that are beyond the control of the applicant such as fire, flood, industrial disputes, pandemic etc.

The Export Documentation team can only certify factual details that can be evidenced.

In the first instance, please email your letter confirming details of the force majeure circumstances and the scope of non-fulfilment of contractual obligations due to these circumstances, signed by the company director to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For additional information and guidance please:

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ATA Carnet

This document will be requested when taking goods temporarily out of the UK and will be valid for 1 year from the date it is issued.

Please note you can only use ATA Carnets in certain countries and each have their own rules about what goods you can bring in with an ATA Carnet

Our agent Chamber will ensure your document is ready in timely fashion.

Complete & submit your application electronically via your eCERT account.

For additional information and guidance please:

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Letters of Credit

One of the most secure methods of payment in international trade.

Working in partnership with Exporter Services, you letter of credit is in capable hands.

For additional information and guidance please:

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Testimonials

  • “Those companies dealing with export will understand how frustrating the export documentation can be specially after Brexit, we at Border Holdings (UK) Ltd have been so lucky to have the support of the documentation department at Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. They have been exceptionally efficient and professional in resolving all the teething problem that accompanied the Brexit process and before that.”
  • “Serchem Ltd are fortunate to have the continued support of the Export Documentation Department at the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. They are always at the end of the phone or email to answer any questions, or assist with any issues we might encounter from our international customers. When completing required certificates, the turnaround time from application to receiving the certificate is excellent. When the Covid19 pandemic initially sent the country into lockdown, we were concerned with how this may affect our applications, but the team have continued as before, with no extended delays in the production of certificates and posting them to us.”
  • “Skyjack UK Ltd is an active exporter and we joined the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce many years ago to provide us with various export documentation, such as Certificates of Origin & ATR. Whenever any issue arises, the advisors at the Chamber are more than happy to help. Our business continued to operate during lockdown at Covid effected levels and we were very pleasantly surprised that the Chamber’s services also stayed reliable and professional all through the difficult times we faced. Over the last few years, we have attended more than one training session organised or held by the Chamber, and they were all very informative, easy to understand and presented in a friendly, supportive environment. I can only recommend their services to anyone, especially in these challenging post-Brexit times, when you need to rely so much on professional advice regarding your export proceedings.”


Contact us

Start your export journey with us!

Call the Export Documentation team on 01952 208 200 (option 4)

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What is the cost for the process of my documents?

Please refer to our current price list.

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How long will it take for my application to be processed?

There are several options available based on the eCERT option selected at the time of submitting the application:

  • Same day, for application submitted prior the daily cut off point (Please also consider Royal Mail’s delivery time for all documents being returned by 1st class post).
  • 1 hour for eCERT Premium Express users.
  • Minimum of 2 weeks for all Egyptian/Arab documents requiring legalisation.

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How to apply for my export documents?

Please submit your application electronically, using your eCERT account.

Set up your account here for free to get started.

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Do I need an export licence?

Please visit ECJU (Export Control Joint Unit) to check your goods.

For further practical guidance about export control visit: GOV.UK.

UK Trade Agreements with non-EU countries?

The UK Trade Agreements with non-EU countries are available online, visit GOV.UK for the latest up-to-date information.

What are the Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK & EU?

Please visit GOV.UK for more details.

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