What are European Community Certificates of Origin

A European Community Certificate of Origin is a document which identifies the origin of goods being exported and is normally issued by a Chamber of Commerce. It is required by customs in the buyers country to determine tariff rates. Chamber International is authorised to certify European Community Certificates of Origin.  Applications can be made by post or in person. 

An express service is also available. View Certification Fees.

Alternatively you may want to consider applying for your certificates online using e-z Cert.  


If you require a European Community Certificate of Origin legalised by a particular embassy, contact Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or email for further information on fees and requirements.

Are you completing a European Community Certificate of Origin for the first time?

If you are applying for documents for the first time you will need to complete a Formal Undertaking. For a copy of the Standard Rules that apply to these procedures click here.

You will find it helpful to view our frequently asked questions and European Community Certificate of Origin completion instructions.

7 most common errors on Certificates of Origin

Learn how to avoid them  here