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Did you know? Chamber Members get up to 50% off in most of our certification services!

GM Chamber is the largest provider of certification services in the North of England supporting more than 1,300 companies every year with their export and import documentation requirements.  In the past three years we have helped traders move shipments worth over £1.8bn to the local economy.

We also offer legalisation, apostille & notarisation services, liaising with foreign embassies and the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) on your behalf.   Leave the paperwork to us and free your time to focus on what really matters to grow your business.

Our services are available to members and non-members and it is very simple to use us!  Start by registering in our eCert platform, read our standard rules and send your formal undertaking signed scanned copy to our team via email at or a hard signed copy to to Room 7, Building 308, World Freight Terminal, Manchester Airport M90 5PZ or Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester,. M3 3WD. Check our Certification Service Levels and pricing here.

Documentation Preparation Service

Do you have staff on leave during the summer period, or new to exporting and need some help with preparing some documents?   Our team is at hand to hep you with invoices, certificates of origin and more.   

What Documents we can help you with?

Certificates of origin is a non-preference document issued by a Chamber of Commerce.  It certifies the origin of the goods being exported and used by foreign customs authorities in the importing country to determine tariff rates.  GM Chamber is authorised to issue UK CoOs.

This is also a non-preference document which is used as a customs clearance requirement to evidence the origin of the goods for countries part of the Arab League, and may also be a requirements by your overseas buyer/importer.

This is a preference document which is used by UK companies to support claims for nil or preferential duty rates in the country of importation.  UK companies must demonstrate the goods are of UK origin as per guidelines outlines in the respective Trade Agreement.

ATA Carnet is an international customs document which allows for temporary export/import of goods in countries which are part of the ATA carnet system.   For more information click here

An International Import Certificate (IIC) is required for imports of ‘controlled’ goods. It is an undertaking by the importer to import goods into the United Kingdom without diversion or trans-shipment elsewhere, and not to re-export the goods without an export license.

Other Documents

Our team can also help certifying a wide range of documentation including commercial invoices, packing lists, export health certificates, Saudi Arabia visa letters, certificates of conformity, certificates of incorporation, and much more.  Take a look to the exhaustive list of what we can help you with. 

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Need your documents fast?

Make sure to choose the right service for you.
Our express service* allows you to print your own documents, saving you postage time and money!

You can also opt for our priority,  priority premium or walk-in services** 

* Express Service is available in most countries.  For a list of countries for which standard applications are only available and the chamber must use a wet stamp and print, click here

**For our services turnaround times and fees, click here

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