UK Certificates of Origin


From 1st April, Customers have been advised that the Chamber will no longer accept pre-printed Blank Certificates.  For the full guidance we have issued, please click here.  Also, please visit of FAQs article regarding this change.

Due to our team receiving a large number of enquiries about applications, we are kindly asking customers to refrain from chasing the team about the 'approval' of your application(s) unless the processing /turnaround time for the service you chose is up.   This will help us reducing bottlenecks and provide a better service to you.  So before phoning, emailing or coming by our office, can we ask customers to please:

1. Check our certification services levels first and if you require a quick turnaround, please opt for our priority, premium priority or walk in services in your application. 

2. Refresh your e-cert browser regularly so you have the latest status on your application

3.  If you chose standard service or priority, please note we normally send post on 1st class, if you require royal mail tracked special delivery, make sure you choose this option on your application under 'Delivery methods'.   We also ask customers to regularly check  Royal Mail updates about potential strikes, as these will affect our delivery times.

4.  When you also require legalisation and apostille services, please note these will add additional 5-10 business days to your application.  

If the processing time is up for your application, then please do email us in the first instance clearly indicating the application number.  A member of our team will get back to you as soon as they can providing an update.  

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

GMCC Trade Team

Last updated on March 2023


These are certificates issued by Chambers of Commerce and used as documentary evidence to show where goods being exported from the UK were originally manufactured. This document is used for non-preferential purposes, and required for different reasons such as:

  • Customs clearance, in events where the importing country may have in place quotas, anti-dumping policies, sanctions and more.

  • Customs authorities requirement to determine any tariffs rates

  • Payment via Letter of Credit


There are two ways to complete a UK Certificate of Origin it can be done manually and online. 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 UK Certificates of Origin can be done electronically at eCert platform or manually by requesting a certificate from GMCC. You can find more about our electronic service here.


Q - Which countries I can use UK Certificates of Origin or EUR1s with?

A - Using your commodity code(s), check the 'UK's Government How to Export tool' to verify what origin documentation is needed when exporting to an specific country.

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

A - Click here to check the list of countries for which you can only do standard applications

Q - What are the prices for your services?

A - Please check our latest pricing list here

Q - How to complete a UK 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.

Need more help completing your UK COO?

Book a one to one session with a member of our team emailing us at or call 0161 393 4314, or check our events section to book in one of our UK CoO & UK EUR1s Step by Step sessions we have coming up.

If you have other enquiries about your application email us at  Due to high volume of queries, please take note that if you apply for a standard services, our turnaround is 48 hrs, so please check e-Cert before following up with our team on email or over the phone.    

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