European Community Certificates of Origin

European Community Certificates of Origin are used as documentary evidence to show where goods being exported from the European Community were originally manufactured. They  are issued by local Chambers of Commerce and 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.

How do I apply for a European Certificate of Origin?

There are two ways to complete a European Community 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 European Community Certificates of Origin can be done electronically at or manually by requesting a certificate from GMCC. You can find more about our electronic service here.

Please click here to download our guide to completing European Certificates of Origin.