International Export Documents

International Trade Export Documentation Made Easy

Whatever your international ambitions, big or small, Fife Chamber of Commerce is proud to provide hands-on assistance navigating the global market.

In the world of International Trade, obtaining and submitting the correct documentation is absolutely crucial in ensuring your export shipments reach their destignated country safely.

From signature verification to providing certificates of origin, we provide dedicated documentation support and services to your organisation. We will also provide assistance and advice on the changes Brexit has brought and help you to navigate the ever-changing regulations.

So whether you're already exploring the tricky waters of International Trade or just dipping your toe in for the first time, we can help.

International Export Documentation

Some of the documents you might need to export include:

Certificate of Origin

A Certificate of Origin is a signed statement certifying where an exported item was made. It is a customs clearance requirement in some countries to evidence the origin of the goods. Often required to comply with banking requirements where trade is conducted under Letters of Credit.

A EUR1 Movement Certificate

This is used to support claims for preferential (usually zero) rates of duty in the country of importation. To qualify, the goods must 'originate' in the UK and be supported by a correctly completed and endorsed EUR1. The preference system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the UK.

Verification of Signature

Some customs may need the signature on official documents to be verified as an authentic signature. Sometimes referred to as “Chamber Stamped”.

Commercial Invoice

A Commercial Invoice provides information to the customs authorities of your destination country. Your Commercial Invoice will allow them to evaluate what your goods are, their value, whether they're able to be imported and whether they'll need any level of control. Every export shipment must have a Commercial Invoice.

Packing list

A packing list is a document that tells the customs officer what is contained in your international shipment

UK Export Licence

A licence might be required for some goods, such as firearms or medicine. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you're unsure whether you need a licence.

Local Regulations

It's important to know whether the particular country you're exporting to has any special regulations that will require additional documentation to satisfy. Again, it's always best to talk to one of our international team at Fife Chamber of Commerce for some advice and ensure you're meeting all of the regulations.

Dangerous Goods

If your international shipments contain dangerous goods, you'll need some special additional paperwork.


Particularly if you're passing on the cost to the customer, you may need to take out and provide proof of insurance.

In every case, it's also advisable to communicate with your customer to double-check you've fulfilled all documentation requirements for the importing country. You may have to fill out other information before shipping on an Automated Export System.

We Provide Export Documentation Quickly and Conveniently

Fife Chamber is an accredited issuer of export documentation and can assist businesses in accessing and processing the documents they need to get their goods to world markets.

The documentation we provide are:

United Kingdom Certificates of Origin

Standard Service

  • Member Price: £30+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £55+VAT

Express Service

  • Member Price: £27+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £52 + VAT

EUR1 Certificates

Standard Service

  • Member Price: £27+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £52+VAT

Express Service

  • Member Price: £25+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £50+VAT

Signature verification

Standard Service

  • Member Price: £25+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £50+VAT

Invoice or other document/Letter

  • Member Price: £25+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £50+VAT

Additional Copies

  • Member Price: £5+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £10+VAT


  • Member Price: £8+VAT
  • Non-member Price: £15+VAT

Blank Certificates

  • Member Price: £0.50 +VAT
  • Non-member Price: £0.50 +VAT

International Trade Ambitions

Delving into the world of international trade can be daunting, no matter how well seasoned you are.

We're proud that Fife International delivers assistance to help businesses realise their international goals. The programme provides market intelligence, expert advice and insights from experienced exporters, allowing our members access to a wealth of experience and knowledge.

We draw upon a wide range of resources. The Chamber delivers trade documents services and in collaboration with our partners, Fife Council, Business Gateway and Scottish Development International and the Tay Cities International Partnership Group, deliver an extensive international trade training programme.

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