Export Documents & Brexit related information

Certificates of Origin

The Certificate of Origin service is available to anyone exporting goods. Members benefit from significant discounts to our fees.

A Certificate of Origin is a signed statement verifying where a product has been made. It is a printed document which must be completed by an exporter or their agent and certified by an issuing body they are often required for overseas customs clearance. They can be applied for either in person, by post, courier or electronically.

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is the official body in the Isle of Man for issuing European Certificates of Origin. Chamber members can benefit from 50% discount on fees on documentation issued by Isle of Man Commerce. This includes: Certificate of Origin, inspection reports and invoices. You can choose to bring your documents into our office for manual certification or alternatively, sign up to e-z Cert to complete your documentation electronically.

There are two different types of rules of origin:

1️⃣ Non-preferential rules of origin.
2️⃣ Preferential rules of origin.

Non-preferential origin rules are used for a number of purposes such as determining what trade policy measures apply to imported goods. Preferential origin rules are used under trade agreements to determine whether the goods are eligible for preferential discounted tariffs.

The British Chambers of Commerce have produced three guides to help businesses understand Rules of Origin now that we have left the EU single market. The Guides are focused on practicalities and helping businesses to understand the actions they need to take. Click here to view. 

Click here for a guide to UK-EU Rules of Origin 

The Department for Enterprise has issued a guide for businesses focused on post-transition trading with the EU, following the UK's exit.  The Business Guide to Post-Transition Trading with the EU (following the UK's exit) covers cross border trade, taxation, currency risk, product regulations, intellectual property rights, legal issues, and employment and staffing considerations.  Business Guide to Post-Transition Trading with the EU (following the UK's exit) - March 2021

EUR1 Movement Certificates & A.TR Certificates – these documents can be processed via Isle of Man Customs and Excise on +44 (0) 1624 648100.

A EUR1, also known as a 'movement document' enables importers in certain countries to import goods at a reduced rate or nil rate of import duty under trade agreements between the EU and beneficiary countries.

The A.TR Certificate entitles goods which are in 'free circulation' in the EU (i.e. the goods are EU originating, or on importation into the EU, all the relevant duties and taxes have been paid) to receive preferential import duty when shipped to Turkey.

Authentication of signatures

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is able to authenticate signatures, however, we are not a public notary.

Legalisation and certification of documents through the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce

Since December 2015 it is mandatory for all UK exporters to legalise their Certificate of Origin and have their local Chamber certify the corresponding invoices. The new decrees and regulations are issued by the Egyptian Government, below are the recent changes to regulations for trade with Egypt. Chamber is able to help with this and provide a service to send on to the embassy for legalisation and certification.

Chamber Export Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 9am-1pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For help and advice on export documentation contact our friendly and knowledgeable Export Team on 01624 674941 0161 650 6940 or email julie.stephens@iomchamber.org.im