Import & Export

Inverness Chamber of Commerce are the only Issuing Body accredited to deliver export documentation within the Highlands & Islands region. Our dedicated team of qualified and approved certification officers will ensure that your goods reach their final destination, avoiding costly delays and ensuring prompt customs clearance.

UK Certificate of Origin

A Certificate of Origin is a declaration of origin which certifies that the goods in question are manufactured or produced within the UK and this is a customs clearance requirement in some countries.

EUR1 Movement Certificate

An EUR1 Movement Certificate enables the importer (buyer) to import goods at a reduced rate or nil rate by way of claiming preferential rates of duty in the country of importation. In order to obtain an EUR1, the goods must originate in the UK and must meet the rules of origin outlined in the individual Free Trade Agreement.

Arab-British Certificates of Origin

Arab-British Certificates of Origin are a special certificate required when exporting to countries which are members of the Arab League. These states include Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somali Democratic Republic, Sudan, Tunisia, United, Arab Emirates, Yemen.

ATA Carnet

An ATA Carnet is an international customs document which allows you to temporarily export commercial samples, professional equipment, goods going to a trade fair or exhibition without paying duty and tax upon import. Without an ATA Carnet, it would be necessary to go through each country’s customs procedures for the temporary admission of goods. This document simplifies the customs formalities by allowing a single document to be used for clearing goods through customs in the countries that are part of the ATA Carnet system.

The ATA Carnet is valid for one year from the date of issue and allows for the movement of the goods shown on the Carnet as many times as required within the 12 month period and to the destination countries applied for.

Document Certification

We also offer electronic certification services that are simple to use and can be completed online through Esscert. We can certify documents such as invoices, packing lists, Certificates of Conformity and many more.

Members of Inverness Chamber of Commerce and affiliated Chambers get reduced rates on their Documentation & Certification services, click here to download our price list, and here to download our Formal Undertaking to register for the documentation service.

EdgeCerts 

We also work with Edge CTP and can deliver documentation and certification services through EdgeCerts. Edge offer a Combined Trading Platform providing you with seven essential business tools in one platform. To access EdgeCerts or to find out more, please contact us. Pricing can be viewed here.

CHAMBERCUSTOMS

Inverness Chamber of Commerce are an accredited customs broker, offering customs declaration services as part of ChamberCustoms Ltd.

ChamberCustoms is the customs advisory, training and brokerage service delivered through Chambers of Commerce across the UK.

We are the only customs broker in the country to offer a ‘One Stop Shop’ with direct links to all sea, air, rail and road ports and terminals in the UK.  We will help you keep control while we do the hard stuff/ work, acting in your best interests every time.

We can clear goods for import or export at any major port in the UK.

If you require a customs broker to act on your behalf, please email international@inverness-chamber.co.uk for full details.

Customs Declarations

We offer both export and import customs declarations as part of our brokerage services, acting as a Direct Representative on your behalf. We can clear goods of all sizes for import and export via air, road or sea at any port, airport or terminal in the UK.

T1 Transit Documentation

T1 Transit is a customs document which allows movement of goods from the UK to their final destination in the EU, without the need for additional customs paperwork or duty payments at each border. For example, goods travelling by road to Ukraine can enter EU territories such as France, Germany or Poland duty-free & tax-free and these charges will only be incurred at the final destination of delivery. This service is available alongside our export declaration service.

Using TransitNet, we can create and monitor T1 documents on your behalf. TransitNet is a global transit service offered to approved clients. As holder of the Common Transit Convention procedure, SGS will act as Principal and ChamberCustoms will act as the agent. We can arrange comprehensive bank guarantees through SGS to cover your goods whilst they are in transit.

Please contact international@inverness-chamber.co.uk or phone us on 01463 718 131 for more information.

ChamberCustoms Price List

We charge the following prices to process your declaration:

£55 per Import declaration (includes 3 lines)

£25 per Export declaration (includes 3 lines)

£10 per additional Commodity Code (Import)

£5 per additional Commodity Code (Export)

Opening Hours

Monday           9am – 5:30pm
Tuesday           9am – 5:30pm
Wednesday     9am – 5:30pm
Thursday         9am – 5:30pm
Friday              9am – 4:30pm
Saturday          CLOSED
Sunday            CLOSED

Please be advised that the Chamber closes for a couple of days over the festive period however, cover is provided to keep your goods moving.

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