Trade Documentation Services

Trade Documentation Services

The provision of correct, accurate and timely export documentation is a critical element in a successful international trade transaction.  The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s International Division have a vast amount of experience in this area, and are able to assist in guiding companies through the documentation process.

The International Division offers a full Certification service and is authorised to issue and process a range of documents:

  • UK Certificates of Origin
  • Invoices and packing lists
  • Egyptian Certificates of Origin. These are processed using standard UK Certificate forms
  • Any other commercial or legal documents required for international trade such as: Power of Attorney, Distributor Agreement, Health Certificate, Certificate of Free Sale, Trademark Certificate, Commercial Contract, Article of Association, Certificate of Incorporation etc.
  • EUR1 Certificates

Non Preferential Origin Trade Documents

Non Preferential Origin Trade Documents are required where the customer or the importing authorities require independent confirmation as to the origin of the goods being imported.  In themselves these documents may not entitle the importer to claim any reduction in Duty rates or other charges payable on importation, but may help ensure that goods comply with other import regulatory criteria.

These documents can come in two formats, and can be applied for online:

  • United Kingdom Certificates of Origin
  • Arab British Certificate of Origin – may be required for shipments to Arab League States

Document Processing

We offer the facility where documents may be processed electronically.  This allows exporters to print approved documents at their own premises, removing the need to present them manually, thereby reducing time and costs.

Preferential Trade Documents

EUR1 Movement Certificate

An EUR1 Movement Certificate is used to support claims for preferential (usually zero) rates of duty in the country of importation. To qualify the goods must ‘originate’ in the UK and be supported by a correctly completed and endorsed EUR1.

Learn more on how to complete a EUR1 Movement Certificate here. For further guidance, please check out our useful FAQ sheet here.


Legalisation is the process, whereby the UK based embassy of a country, will on request validate documents in support of trade with that country.  Where necessary, this can be arranged by Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Certification Team.

ATA Carnets

ATA Carnets allow goods to be imported into overseas including European Union on a temporary basis for Exhibitions, Tradefairs, Commercial Samples etc. with minimum of Customs interventions.  Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is one of only three Chambers in Scotland authorised to process ATA Carnets and are governed by London Chamber of Commerce .

Apply for an ATA Carnet via Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce here

Member Discounts

Chamber members are also offered significant discounts on many of the documents detailed above.

For further information please contact our International Trade Division on 0131 357 2736 or e-mail either Yvonne or Annette.