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Trade Documentation

LCCI is the UK’s largest trade documents issuer, available online, by phone and in person. We provide a range of international trade documents, including ATA Carnets, Certificates of Origin and Customs Declarations. As an LCCI member you can receive up to 50% discounts on many trade documents.

LCCI's trade documentation specialists are on hand to advise businesses on the documents required, saving you time, money, and stress. Scroll down to see our frequently asked questions.

LCCI can help your business with importing and exporting

Customs declarations

As of 1 January 2021 any UK businesses involved with importing or exporting goods will have to declare their shipments to HMRC. This is done in the form of a customs declaration. LCCI is part of ChamberCustoms - a brokerage service designed to help businesses to comply with import and export rules and lodge their customs declarations.

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Documentation for permanent exports

This is for goods that are sold / and or shipped abroad.

Certificates of Origin, Invoices and Packing Lists
EUR 1 Certificates
Other documents

ATA Carnets - Documentation for temporary exports

ATA Carnets are used for goods that are taken abroad temporarily e.g. for trade fairs or exhibitions, which will return to the UK unprocessed and unaltered. We have an experienced team of experts on hand to support you through the process of applying for and purchasing an ATA Carnet. 

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Embassy legalisation, FCO Apostille and Notarisation

These services are regularly required for commercial and legal documents such as agreements, contracts, Power of Attorney etc. for use overseas.

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Saudi Arabian Business Visa Services

Certification of Saudi Arabian introduction letters to support business and working visa applications.

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Special Trading Certificates

Trading Certificates, Force Majeure Certificates, International Import Certificates.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

LCCI's trade documentation specialists are on hand to support your business trade internationally. Read our FAQ's to help you get started.

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Latest Trade Documentation Updates

Printing Update: Plain UK Certificates of Origin

In September 2023 a new process was implemented to eliminate the need for a Blank Certificate of Origin. You are now able to print directly onto plain paper through LCCI's online platform Ess Cert.

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CHIEF To CDS Switchover

HMRC has confirmed that after five years of preparation, the current CHIEF (Customs Handling Imports and Exports Freight) platform will be finally phased out and replaced by the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). 

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Saudi Arabia joins the Hague Convention

Having submitted their instrument of accession to the Apostille Convention on April 8 2022, and after signing the agreement on December 7 2022, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has officially become the 122nd member nation to join the Hague Convention.

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ACI pre-shipment registration process for Egypt

The Ministry of Finance has announced that the mandatory airfreight pre-registration system ACI, which has was scheduled to start January 2023, has been postponed until the global and local economic conditions stabilise.

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GMR completion service

GMRs are a new customs requirement for traders moving goods into or out of Northern Ireland and Great Britain by road through GVMS linked ports. With our new GRM completion service, we can help you obtain your GMR unique identifier (barcode).

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Turkey name changed to Türkiye

Last year President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a presidential circular calling for traders and government entities to start implementing the use of the name “Türkiye” instead of Turkey, initiating with this the process to change of the country’s name. 

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Premier Plus Membership

Our Premier Plus membership provides your business with access to support services to help you grow globally and cut costs. You can receive up to 50% discounts on many trade documents, benefit from discounted international trade training courses, and gain valuable advice on exporting and importing.

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Overseas Visitors Membership

Based outside the UK? If you are looking to do business in London and happen to be a member of an overseas chamber, our Overseas Visitors Membership will help you raise your profile and make connections in the UK as well as provide you with a "soft landing" while in London.

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