Will we be able to obtain an EU certificate of origin post-Brexit?


If we are to leave the Customs Union, will we be able to obtain EU Certificates of origin?


At present this is not confirmed definitively, but it is highly likely that EU Certificates of Origin will not be available to UK exporters exporting goods from the UK.   It is anticipated that the UK government will produce a “UK Certificate of Origin”  which will be able to be issued to UK exporters who require a non-preferential certificate of origin.


This answer was given by the Institute of Export & International Trade. The question was asked as part of the webinar: ‘Export Essentials – customs declarations and duties’. You can watch the recording of the webinar here:


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