If you export goods, you need a Certificate of Origin to determine tariff rates and determine the origin of the goods. A Certificate of Origin is a document which identifies the origin of goods being exported and is issued by a Chamber of Commerce. It is required by customs in the buyer's country to determine tariff rates and determine the origin of the goods. To obtain a Certificate of Origin your company will need to complete a formal undertaking document.
The Formal Undertaking is an agreement between you and North East England Chamber of Commerce and must be signed by a responsible person in your organisation.
The Formal Undertaking is a contractual agreement that you will comply with the regulations which apply to the use of Certificates of Origin. These regulations are set down by the European Community and are managed in the UK by the British Chambers of Commerce.
You will need to send the signed Formal Undertaking to North East England Chamber of Commerce, together with copies of the signatures of those people in your organisation who are authorised to sign documents. These will be lodged with North East England Chamber of Commerce and will be used to validate your Certificate of Origin applications.
Click to download the formal undertaking document.