An Arab-British Certificate of Origin is required for customs clearance in some countries.

The certificate is required to show evidence of the goods origins. It may also be requested by the importing company.

Arab Certificates of Origin can be completed by the exporter, or their agent, and presented to the Lincolnshire Chamber to be forwarded to the Arab British Chamber of Commerce.

This is then certified by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce (A-BCC), and legalised by the Embassy of the importing Arab country, certifying the origin of the goods stated therein. 

Which Arab Leaguer States are included?

Arab Certificates of Origin may be used for Arab Leaguer States, including:

Algeria | Bahrain | Djibouti | Iraq  | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Mauritania | Morocco | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Somalia | Sudan | Syria | Tunisia | UAE | Yemen.  

How long will it take?

When presenting documents to the chamber, exporters should allow approximately 14 working days for return.

A certificate of origin can be requested due to the following reasons:

  • To be used as a legislative requirement of the importing country
  • A letter of credit requirement
  • Importer preference as to origin of the goods
  • Customs authorities proof of origin requirements

How can the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce help?

The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce can process export documentation:

  • Electronically via the eCert system.
  • Over the counter from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce office.
  • By post.

How do I apply for an Arab Certificate of Origin?

  • You will need  a blank original EUR1 Form from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce

       You can get the blank EUR1 required by

  • emailing Helen Tomkinson or call 01522 846929
  • Collect in person from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Request by post

Filling out an Arab Certificate of Origin 

Follow our instruction about how to fill out your Arab Certificate of Origin correctly. If you need further help ring our International Trade team on 01522 846829