The EC Certificate of Origin ensures that customs officials in various countries can check the reliability of Certificates of Origin by reference to a manageable list of authorised organisations that have been notified as being of recognised standing and competence.

This topic shows how to obtain and how to use the EC Certificate of Origin.

In Practice


Most important trading countries, including the UK, are parties to the International Convention to the Simplification of Customs Formalities 1923. Signatories to that convention have agreed to accept Certificates of Origin issued by official authorities and organisations officially designated by their respective governments.

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