Do Kuwait accept EC Certificate of Origins?

Question posted by Julie Chapman, on behalf of Furmanite International Ltd in DN17

Do Kuwait accept EC Certificate of Origins?

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Darren Playfoot, on behalf of ROCHARD SHIPPING LTD in KT15.

Dear Julie,

The basic answer is yes, but you should check with your customer if it will be sufficient for their import requirements. As although UK chambers of Commerce will stamp an EC Cert of Origin for Kuwait it can not be legalised, so exporters must be prepared to issue a letter of indemnity to proterct the chamber from any potential action against them if there is a problem at import.

I can arange for you if you so require, or arrange if require arrange for and Arab British cert of origin adn invoice to be certified and legalised.

Trust of assistance
Best regards
Darren

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Christopher Willers, on behalf of Access to Export Ltd in CB21.

Dear Julie

My name is Chris Willers and I run an export services company called Access to Export Ltd based near Cambridge.
The answer to your question is yes Kuwait do accept EC Certificates of Origin but I would strongly advise that you check and confirm this on a case by case basis with the importer rather than working on the basis that an EC C of O will always be accepted. If the importer requires legalised documents then you will have to provide an Arab British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) C of O. We can arrange the issue of the C of O electronically.If you require any help with this please feel free to contact me on 01223 890767 or chris@accesstoexport.com.

Kind regards
Chris

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Hi Julie

Just to confirm the respose given by Darren that you can use EEC certificates of Origin for middle east destinations including Kuwait and you will need a letter to indemnify the local UK chamber against any responsibility of the non clearance of goods.

I would advise that you check with your Kuwait customer to see what documents they require to clear the goods before proceeding as they may require Arab Documents legalised and certified

Whichever documents your require I can assist by typing the certificate for you and getting the indeminty letter and arrange the necessary certification as we have a dedicated chamber based in our offices

I hope this helps

Best regards
Chris

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Hi Julie,

Belt and braces would be an Arab-British Certificate of Origin, which would need to be certified and legalised, and would cost around £150.00, and take approx 6 working days. As a few have already mentioned though, what us Chambers refer to as 'EC' certificates of origin are accepted with some regularity. Worth asking your consignee, or the person clearing the goods into Kuwait whether a document certified by the 'local chamber' will be sufficient. It could be you'll also be asked for certified invoices, which is not always, but sometimes a request for Kuwait. Sorry there's no hard and fast rule! If docs processed by your local Chamber are ok, then I'd say maybe £20 or so per document, which should be turned around the same day. As mentioned, the Chamber issuing would require an indemnity, which basically covers the Chamber having informed you of the two kinds of document possible.

Congratulations on the order, or good luck with the quote!

Brian

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting are given in HMRC Public Notice 275. Information regarding Certificates of Origin can be found in
HMRC Public notices 827 and 828. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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