A Guide to Obtaining and Processing Certificates of Origin… Available through Shannon Chamber

Shannon Chamber is authorised by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DEJI) and Chambers Ireland to issue Certificates of Origin – documents that attest that goods in an export shipment are wholly obtained or produced or manufactured in a particular country i.e. country of origin.

Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining what duty will be assessed on the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all. They are intended solely to prove the origin of goods in order to satisfy customs or trade requirements. 

The type of Certificate required depends on the destination of the goods e.g. goods destined for the EU require an EU Certificate whilst member States of the Arab League require an Arab-Irish Certificate. The following countries require Arab-Irish Certificates or Origin:

·         Democratic & Popular Republic of Algeria

·         State of Bahrain

·         Republic of Iraq

·         Republic of Djibouti

·         Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

·         State of Kuwait

·         Republic of Lebanon

·         Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

·         Islamic Republic of Mauritania

·         Kingdom of Morocco

·         Sultanate of Oman

·         State of Qatar

·         Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

·         Somali Democratic Republic

·         Republic of Tunisia

·         United Arab Emirates

·         Republic of Yemen

·         Syrian Arab Republic

·         Republic of Sudan

Both types are available from Shannon Chamber.

Certificates of Origin should only be issued when they are actually needed, for example, in the following circumstances:

·         To meet customs requirements in the importing state

·         The customer/buyer/importer (consignee) requires it

·         To meet ‘quota’ or statistical requirements imposed by the importing country

·         To comply with the banking or trade finance requirements / letters of credit

If you would like to find out more about, register for, or obtain Certificates of Origin, please contact us at 061 475854 or email admin@shannonchamber.ie

It is also possible to have EU Certificates of Origin certified online via the www.tradecert.com service. We can advise on this option also.

Check out www.shannonchamber.ie/services/certificates-of-origin/ for more comprehensive information on international trade requirements.