The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of services to assist companies in conducting international business operations. The services range from documentation for exporters, to ease their access to markets, customised research, business briefings, networking opportunities to translation and visa services.
Trade Services Department
The Chamber’s unique Export Documentation service is an important asset to Arab-British trade. With our extensive experience, we are ideally positioned to assist exporters entering the substantial and sophisticated Arab market, encompassing all your certification and legalisation needs.
It is essential when exporting to present the correct documentation as errors can be very expensive, leading to costly delays in payment and in clearing the goods, and even to non-payment.
Importance of using the correct documents
The Arab British Certificate of Origin is the international trade document for use in attesting goods whose destination is any of the Arab countries (excluding Egypt). The Arab British Certificate of Origin is a unique, English/Arabic Certificate of Origin which fully conforms to international regulations and is accepted by all the Arab governments. Therefore, using alternative certificate of origin for any goods destined to Arab countries will cause delays and extra charges.
The attached letter from the Arab League office in London signed by H.E. Mr Khaled AI-Duwaisan, GCVO, the Ambassador of Kuwait and the Dean of Arab Ambassadors, on behalf of the Arab Ambassadors’ Council in the UK, underpins the documentary requirements of the Arab League states, excluding Egypt which has its own chamber of commerce.
The requirements are as follows:
The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) must verify and certify all commercial documents destined to Arab League states. Commercial documents cannot be submitted to embassies for legalisation if they have not been certified by the ABCC.
The Arab-British Certificate of Origin must be used for all goods destined for Arab League states. No other certificate can be used.
This letter gives clarity to exporters and to protect them from delays and unnecessary costs at customs when using alternative documents to the Arab British Certificate of Origin.
Trade services include:
BECOME AN ABCC MEMBER AND GET MORE THAN 50% DISCOUNT ON OUR KEY TRADE SERVICES
ABCC membership provides exclusive networking opportunities such as unlimited complimentary access to most of our high-end events, speaking opportunities, media exposure and various marketing options through our website and publications. Exporters will also benefit from more than 50% reductions in certification fees, s discounts on international trade training courses, notary, and translation services, plus discounts on hiring our prime location venue, as well as access to reliable advice on doing business with the Arab world.
Contact us for advice on Trade Documents
If you have any questions about our documentation services and your specific requirements please complete a short online form with your details. A member of our team will then contact you.