ECCO – European Community Certificate of Origin
The European Community Certificate of Origin is a commercial or Customs clearance requirement in some countries to evidence the origin of the goods. An ECCO may be called for in any country worldwide
ABCO – Arab-British Certificate of Origin
An Arab-British Certificate of Origin is a Customs clearance requirement in some countries to evidence the origin of the goods. It may also be requested by the importing company
This document is very similar to ECCO.
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How to complete an ECCO
These instructions are a generalisation of the Rules.
BOX 1: Consignor: Full name and address of your company. This must always be a UK company address.
BOX 2: Consignee: Name and address of the company you are exporting to. This must be the delivery address on the invoice.
BOX 3: Country of Origin: Not to be abbreviated, always use the full name of the country. For goods not manufactured by the exporter evidence must be produced such as a manufacturers invoice.
BOX 4: Method of Transport: i.e. airfreight, sea freight, road , rail etc. Please note, it is not advisable to quote dates or name of vessel due to possible changes. Can be left blank.
BOX 5: Leave blank. Box used for replacement.
BOX 6: Marks and Numbers: Fully addressed or no marks is acceptable. Numbers and kind of packages – e.g. 1 carton, 2 boxes, 3 pallets etc, whichever is applicable.
Description of goods – include an adequate commercial description of goods. If space does not permit, use a general description e.g. ‘electrical components’ followed by based on invoice No…….Dated…….
Boycott declarations and negative statements not accepted.
Please ensure that any special description of the goods shown on a letter of credit is also shown on the certificate. This box must be ruled off immediately after the last entry. This is done automatically when using EZ Cert.
BOX 7: Quantity: Enter gross weight in kgs.
BOX 8: Signature: Sign, date and place of signing on the pink sheet only – bottom right hand corner. Electronic signature uploaded when using EZ Cert.
BOX 9: Applicants name if not the Consignor e.g. freight forwarder, should be stated.
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