Export & Import Documentation



Greater Manchester Chamber is the leading provider of Export & Import Documentation services in the North of England. In Greater Manchester, Export Documentation Services are accessible at our Manchester office located in Deansgate (Elliot House) and at the World Freight Terminal at Manchester Airport. You can also apply for a number of documents online through e-z cert.


The Chambers supports over 1300 traders with their export documentation requirements, and for the past three years, we have helped move export consignments worth over £1.8bn to the local economy. 

We also support traders providing advice on export and import matters including customs compliance, documentation requirements and trade regulations, finding new partners, due diligence, getting paid, customs clearance and much more. As a Chamber member, you can get up to 50% discount on many of our certification services.   Our expert team based in Manchester also works with a Global Network to ensure we provide support to traders in every stage of their international journey.

Certificates of Origin (Non-Preferential Market Access)

We are an Accredited Chamber of Commerce affiliated to the International Chambers of Commerce/World Chambers Federation International CO Accreditation Chain.

  • UK Certificates of Origin:  From 1st January 2021, we will no longer issue European Certificates of Origin and instead these have been replaced by UK Certificates of Origin.   For more information on the changes, how to request new ones and more, please click here 

  • Arab Certificates of Origin: Used primarily when exporting to Arab countries, for more information, please click here

Movement Certificates  (Preferential Market Access)

  • EUR1s:   From 1st January 2021, we no longer issue EUR1s, however these were replaced by a UK EUR1 version.  For more information about this change, how to request new ones and more, please click here

  • A.TRs:  From 1st Jan 2021, the Chamber no longer issues ATRs for preferential purposes, however UK Certificates of Origin can be used for non-preferential trade if the trader wishes to use.   Please note the UK has signed a Trade Agreement with Turkey which will be reviewed in the coming year.  For more information about trading with Turkey, click here

Temporary Exports

  • ATA Carnets:  Primarily used for temporary exports of exhibition equipment, commercial samples or professional equipment, the Chamber is an authorised agent able to issue ATA carnets, for more information, please click here

GSP Form A - Trading with Developing Nations

  • If you need to complete a GSP Form A, please note this is not a service our team offers.  You need to contact HMRC.

  • For guidance on how to complete this form, please click here

  • To check which countries and goods are covered and eligible under this scheme, please click here

Export Health Certificates

Are you exporting goods that require Export Health Certificates?  Let us connect you with a trusted approved supplier and chamber member.  Email us at exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk asking for an introduction.


Online Export and Import Documentation - eCert

e-CERT- Apply online saving you time and money

Useful Downloads or Links

Useful Links and Resources


  • Members and non-Members of the Chamber can use our certification, legalisation and apostille services

  • Members of the Chamber, however, can get up to 50% off on most of our certification services.  Check latest pricing list and service levels here.   So if you are thinking to be a regular user, you will save money by joining membership and you will also access a wider range of benefits, to learn more about these, please click here.


  1. Make sure you read and understand our Standard Rules & Certification Service Levels

  2. Complete and submit to us a signed copy of a Formal Undertaking & specimen of signatures . Please ensure you send a physical copy(ies) to our Airport Office at Room 7, Building 308, World Freight Terminal, Manchester Airport M90 5PZ and you can also send scanned copies to exportdocs@gmchamber.co.uk. Please note you must renew your Formal Undertakings annually.

  3. Register in our eCert platform and submit your document(s) electronically.  Whilst we offer a standard service (chamber prints and post documents to you), we strongly recommend companies to use the express service when available (most countries), as this will save you posting time and money. 


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