Arab-British Certificates of Origin


Arab-British Certificates of Origin

These are used as documentary evidence to show where goods being exported from the United Kingdom to Arab countries were originally manufactured. GMCC is an agent of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, as agents we can liaise with Embassies on your behalf to obtain certified and legalised documents. They can be required for different reasons such as customs clearance or payment via Letter of Credit. It can also be required by Customs in the country of import to determine tariff rates.

Arab documentation can be used in the following countries:

  • Algeria

  • Bahrain

  • Djibouti

  • Iraq

  • Jordan

  • Kuwait

  • Lebanon

  • Libya

  • Mauritania

  • Morocco

  • Oman

  • Palestine

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Somalia

  • Sudan

  • Syria

  • Tunisia

  • UAE

  • Yemen

How do I apply for an Arab Certificate of Origin?

If you have never completed documentation with GMCC before you will need to complete a Formal Undertaking. In order to obtain certified documents it is necessary for us to hold your signature on file. This Formal Undertaking must be renewed annually. Please ensure you have read our Standard Rules.

Applying for Arab Certificates can be done electronically at eCert platform or manually by requesting a certificate from GMCC. You can find more about our electronic service here.

How to complete an Arab Certificate of Origin?

A - Use our how to complete guide or also follow the guide on our eCert platform.   If you are new to using our services, you can book up to 45 minutes one to one with a member of the team to walk you through the online application.    Email:  Please note fees apply.

Which countries do not accept electronic signatures therefore you can only submit standard applications?

Qatar, Morocco, Bahrain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia  (Correct as of Feb 2022).   Check with the team if there are any changes to this list.

Costs & Turnaround times

Check our current and 2024-25 pricing list here and you can request a quote if you also require legalisation and apostille services.   Please note if you do require these, you may need to add 5-10 business days to the turnaround of your application.

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