Export Services and Documents

Our Export Documentation services are an important asset for companies engaged in Arab-British trade. It is vital to fulfil all the documentation requirements accurately. Any errors can lead to costly delays in getting paid and in the clearing of goods, and can even mean non-payment. You can avoid all this by using our service.

Member governments of the League of Arab States entrust the Chamber with the task of standardising and co-ordinating the preparation and submission of commercial documents, for the export of goods from the UK to their countries.

The Chamber uses a unique, bilingual (English/Arabic) Certificate of Origin which conforms to international regulations and is accepted by all governments. Swift processing of documentation is ensured by the Chamber's nationwide network consisting of Agent Chambers who verify documents prior to submission to the ABCC for certification.The Chamber's close links with the Arab Embassies in London also facilitates prompt processing of your documentation. If requested, we are able to facilitate legalisation of commercial documents by consular sections of the Arab Embassies.

Documentation Services for Arab Countries

For a guide to Arab Embassy requirements and Embassy legalisation fees, please select the country you require from the list below. Please note that these details are subject to change – any changes will be posted directly on the website.

You will see that each country makes reference to Stream I and Stream II. Stream I means that the document is certified only by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. Stream II means that the document is legalised and certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. For some countries, you have the option of Stream I or Stream II, for others you do not.

Algeria Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

 

Special requirements: embassy copies

 

Legislation Fees

Document

Charge

Original Certificate of Origin

£60.00

Copy Certificate of Origin

£60.00

Original 'Other Document'

£60.00

Copy 'Other Document'

£60.00

Original Invoice

See below calculation

Copy Invoice

See below calculation

 

Legalisation Fee Calculation in GBP

  1. Amount in GBP * Algerian currency rate
  2. Then divide it by 10,000 - then round up to nearest GBP
  3. Then multiply it by 1.28 - then round it up again to nearest GBP

Legalisation Fee Calculation in other currencies

  1. Foreign invoice value amount divides by conversion rate to GBP
  2. Then multiply it by the Algerian currency rate
  3. Then divide it by 10,000 - then round up to nearest GBP

 

Last updated 16th august 2021

Bahrain Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

 

Special Requirements

  • Agency agreements must be certified by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office prior to presentation for certification and/or legalisation.
  • The Bahraini Embassy will only legalise Certificate of Origin which has been issued on a Bahraini Certificate of Origin.

 

Legislation Fees 

Document

Fee

Certificate of Origin

£40.00

All Other Documents

£40.00

Invoice value from 1 to 1000 BHD

£40.00

Invoice value from 1001 to 5,000 BHD

 £60.00

Invoice value from 5,001 to 10,000 BHD

 £120.00

Invoice value from 10,001 to 20,000 BHD

 £240.00

Invoice value from 20,001 to 50,000 BHD

 £360.00

Invoice value from 50,001 to 100,000 BHD

 £600.00

Invoice value more than 100,000 BHD

 £800.00

 

Note: For invoices in US dollars or Euro and other currency, these must be evaluated in pounds by multiplying the value of the invoice by the daily exchange rate to calculate the fees.

 

Last updated 16h August 2021

Comoros Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II – NOT APPLICABLE

Special Requirements

The invoice should include the following declaration: "We certify that the goods are of ........ origin, and the value stated is correct and in accordance with our books"


Last updated 5th May 2016

Djibouti Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II – NOT APPLICABLE

 

Special Requirements

The invoice should include the following declaration: "We certify that the goods are of ........ Origin, and the value stated is correct and in accordance with our books"


Last updated 5th May 2016

Egypt Documentation Requirements


Please refer to the:

Egyptian – British Chamber of Commerce.

Address:                          24 New Broadway, London W5 2XA

Phone number:                020 7499 3100

Web:                               http://www.theebcc.com/contact-us/

E-mail:                            info@theebcc.com

Iraq Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Legislation Fees - Certificate of origine & Invoice

DocumentCharge
Original Certificate of Origin £100.00
Copy Certificate of Origin £100.00
Original Invoice £100.00
Copy Invoice £100.00

Legalisation Instructions – Certificate of Origin and Invoice

  1. The Iraqi Commercial Attaché will only legalise the Certificate of origin and the Invoice, after they have been stamped by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
  2. The invoice should be issued by a company based in UK and its address should / appear on the invoice and the final destination of the goods should be Iraq in addition the goods full details and total amount should appear as well. Note: Commercial invoice with address outside UK even if it refers to (on behalf of UK address company) is not accepted.
  3. The commercial invoice should hold one address in UK or Ireland, any extra address (printed or stamped) will not be accepted.
  4. The Certificate of Origin should include the following details:
  • Original /Copy
  • Consignor should be a company with full address in UK.
  • The consignee should be in Iraq (final destination)
  • Invoice number and date should appear in the certificate of origin and      should match with the original invoice.
  • The origin of the goods should be UK or Ireland, in case of the origin of the goods other than UK or Ireland, the consignor company must submit a letter stating the goods have been produced for their benefit.
  • Manufacturer details must appear on the original certificate.
  1. For each invoice, the Embassy legalises one original certificate of origin.
  2. The Embassy legalise as many copies as the customer wants as long as accompanied with the originals.
  3. All documents should have a recent date.
  4. Submit a copy of the packing list related to the documents or a transport document.
  5. If the goods are chemical materials, medicine, food or foodstuff, agricultural or animals products the company should provide a valid import licence. Note: The embassy accepts only import license issued by the State Company for the Iraqi Fairs and Commercial Services.
  6.  The company should provide a copy of a valid contract if the goods will be supplied to the public sector (governmental companies).

Legislation Fees - Other Documents

Other DocumentsCharges
Original Agency/ Distribution Agreement £160.00
Copy Agency/ Distribution Agreement £160.00
Original Power of Attorney, Certificate of Incorporation, Change of Name, Minutes of Meeting, Board Resolution, Memorandum and Article of Association, Financial Report £160.00
Copy Power of Attorney £160.00
All Other Documents (Original/ Copy) submitted with cert of origin and invoice for legalisation. £160.00
If documents is accompanied by cert of origin and invoice for legalisation – i.e. Health Certificate, Free sale certificated, certificate of Analysis £160.00
University certificate £20.00

Special Requirements

  • All documents must be presented to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • embassy copies for all other documents.

 


Last updated 16th August 2021

Jordan Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

 

legalization fees

TypeCharges
Certificate of Origin (Original/Copy) £63.20
Invoice (Original/Copy) £63.20
Other Document (Original/Copy) £63.20
University, marriage or death Certificate £10.20


Last updated 16th August 2021

Kuwait Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - NOT APPLICABLE

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Legislation Fees

DocumentCharges
Certificate of Origin (Original) £45.00
Certificate of Origin (Copy) £45.00
Other Document (Original) £15.00
Other Document (Copy) £15.00
Invoice (Original) £30.00
Invoice (Copy) £30.00
Packing List £45.00

Special Requirements

The Packing List must contain invoice numbers, marks and numbers and gross weight for all items on the list.

The List must contain the following information for each item included in it:

  1. Item description
  2. The statistical symbol of the item
  3. Number of packages for each item
  4. Kind of packaging unit for each item
  5. Net weight of each item
  6. Value of each item

The following points must be carefully observed when completing the Packing List:

  1. If the packing of any item contain two different kinds of packing, it must be written as two separate lines
  2. If any kind of packing contains more than one item, a separate line must be allocated for the information concerning each item
  3. The description of each item must contain sufficient illustration as to its kind and nature
  4. If all the information required on the packing list is included in the invoice, then the packing list is not required

As regards bulk items and goods which consist of only one item, information relating to the total number of packages and Kuwait Conformity Assurance Scheme (KUCAS). The Public Authority for Industry of the State of Kuwait (PAI) has been implementing the ‘Kuwait Conformity Assurance Scheme’ (KUCAS) since 17 June, 2006. KUCAS is a set of procedures carried out by PAI to verify the conformity of all ‘Regulated Products’ to the Kuwait’s Technical Regulations and approved Standards. Exporters & manufacturers with consignments of regulated products to be shipped to Kuwait may complete the conformity procedures prior to shipment through one of the Certification and Inspection Bodies approved by PAI (e.g. SGS, Intertek) in accordance with the KUCAS Guidelines.

SGS United Kingdom Limited
Contact: Stephen Davies -Certification Services Manager
Governments & Institutions Services
Reg Office: Rossmore Business Park, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 3EN

Tel: +44 (0)1276 697865
Fax: +44 (0)1276 697832
Mob: +44 (0)7841 953837

www.uk.sgs.com

Intertek International Ltd
Contact: Chantelle Rowe
Academy Place, 1-9 Brook Street, Brentwood Essex, CM14 5NQ, United Kingdom
Tel: 01277 223400
Fax: 01277 220127

info.brentwood@intertek.com

Website: CLICK HERE


Last updated October 2016

Lebanon Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents - plus photocopies for Embassy files.

Other documents requires Embassy copy

Special Requirements:

  • Invoice to include the following declaration:
  • "We certify that the present invoice is authentic, that it is the only one issued by us for the goods mentioned there in, that it gives the exact value without deduction of any payment on account and that they are of ......... origin".
  • Each invoice should be accompanied by its own Certificate of Origin.
  • No copy Certificate of Origin is accepted for legislation unless required by letter of Credit or Importer.
  • Medicines, chemical products and by-products should be accompanied by a declaration as to whether they are hazardous or non-hazardous and that they are free for sale in the UK. In addition, medicines and foods require an expiry date.
  • Other Documents: Agency agreements, documents of information concerning a company, documents appointing arepresentative of a company in Lebanon and analysis/health certificates (if not accompanying CoO) all require Foreign & Commonwealth Office Certification prior to presentation for legalisation.
  • All documents must now be presented in the English language. Arabic translation etc. will no longer be accepted.

 

Legislation Fees

DocumentCharges

Certificate of Origin

Legislation Fee

Original (which has one invoice only) £8.00
Copy (which has one invoice only) £8.00
Original (which has 2 or more invoices for legislation) £15.00
Copy (which has 2 or more invoices for legislation) £8.00

Invoice Legalization Fees

All Invoice Original: Minimum = £11.00 and Maximum = £893.
Invoice (Original) Leg Fee Calculation with UK PNDS £
(Value of invoice * 4) / 1000
After the calculation, The Invoice Leg Fee must be rounded up to the nearest UK PNDS
Invoice (Original) in US $ {[(Value of invoice / 1.4) * 4] / 1000}
  • After the calculation, The Invoice Leg Fee must be rounded up to the nearest UK PNDS. Invoice (Original) in Other Currencies {[(Value of invoice / currency exchange rate) * 4] / 1000}
  • After the calculation, The Invoice Leg Fee must be rounded up to the nearest UK PNDS.

Other Document Type Leg Fee Original

Leg Fee Original

Agency or Distribution Agreement £54.00
Medicine Control Agency £54.00
Registration of Company, Product or Trademark £54.00
Minutes of Board of Directors £54.00
Power of Attorney to set up a sister branch £54.00
Power of Attorney to set up a representative in Lebanon £54.00
Memorandum and articles of association (as instructed by Embassy) £54.00 * 2
Certificate of incorporation £54.00
Certificate of change of name £54.00
General Power of Attorney for each signature £36.00
Cancellation of Power of Attorney £22.00
Registry of Ship, Blacklist £22.00
Personal effects list £22.00
Balance sheets, budgets and any commercial activities carried out in UK £22.00
Special Power of Attorney £18.00
Health Certificate, Price List, DTI, etc £22.00
Free Sale £54.00

 


Last updated 5th May 2016

Libya Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin & Invoice / Certificate of Origin only & Invoice as backup / Other Documents - plus photocopies for Embassy files.

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin & Invoice / Certificate of Origin only & Invoice as backup / Other Documents - plus photocopies for Embassy files.

 

Special Requirements

  • Value of invoice in pound sterling to be typed in box 11 of the Certificate of Origin.
  • Other documents that have something to do with any legal procedures or with the company and all her documents which presented by its own must be presented at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • Legalized documents are required to be translated into Arabic.

 

Legislation Fees

Document Type Fees
Certificate of Origin (Original) Original Leg fee = [(Invoice value in UK£/1000)then Roundup to nearest UK Pounds + £50]
Certificate of Origin (Copy) £50.00
Other Document (Original) £50.00
Other Document (Copy) £50.00
Invoice (Original) £50.00
Invoice (Copy) £50.00


Last updated 20th January 2020

Mauritania Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II – NOT APPLICABLE

Special Requirements

The invoice should include the following declaration: "We certify that the goods are of ........ origin, and the value stated is correct and in accordance with our books"


Last updated 5th May 2016

Morocco Documentation Requirements


Stream I - Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.

Stream II: The embassy legalization is now no longer required. Instead , all document(s) must now be legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Please note that A-BCC certification is still required.


Last updated January 2017

Oman Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices).

  • Certificate of Origin / Invoice / Other Documents

o The embassy will not legalize any document that has the Foreign and Commonwealth Office stamp.

 

Special Requirements

  • Military and ammunitions require end-user certificate.
  • Foodstuffs require health certificate as back-up.

 

Legalization Fees

Legalization Fees (Commercial Invoices) Original Copy
Certificate of Origin Leg Fee £60.00 £30.00
Invoice between $1 ~ $10,000 £150.00 £75.00
Invoice above $10,000 ~ $50,000 £210.00 £105.00
Invoice above $50,000 ~ $100,000 £300.00 £150.00
Invoice value above $100,000 £450.00 £225.00
Other Document Type Leg Fee Original Leg Fee Copy
Commercial power of attorney £180.00 £90.00
General Power of Attorney £60.00 £30.00
Authorisation of Agent £180.00 £90.00
Commercial Contract £120.00 £60.00
Distribution Agreement £120.00 £60.00
Letter of Appointment £120.00 £60.00
Article of association £120.00 £60.00
Deed of Assignment £120.00 £60.00
Registration of company £120.00 £60.00
Certificate of declaration £90.00 £90.00
Certificate of change of name £90.00 £90.00
Certificate of free sale £90.00 £90.00
Bank statement £90.00 £90.00
Health certificate £90.00 £90.00
Medicine certificate £90.00 £90.00
Certificate of analysis £90.00 £90.00
Company act £90.00 £90.00
Replacement of lost document £90.00 £90.00
Academic education certificate £30.00 £30.00
Experience / reference certificate £90.00 £90.00
Packing list £90.00 £90.00
Marriage certificate £30.00 £30.00
Divorce certificate £60.00 £30.00


Last updated January 2017

Palestine Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

Special requirements:

Commercial documents must be legalised by the FCO before being authenticated by the Mission.

Legalisation Fee: 

All documents - £80


Last updated 16th August 2021

Qatar Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - NOT APPLICABLE. 

Stream II - (Documents are to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

  • Certificate of Origin & Invoice / Other Document

Special Requirements:

  • All university certificates must be a UK issue. Note: All UK University Certificates must be either notarised or signed by a solicitor and done by the Foreign Commonwealth Office.
  • For food and drink shipments, it is now a requirement that a health certificate, certificate of free sale, radiation analysis certificate or halal certificate (whichever is applicable) is submitted for legalisation along with the corresponding Arab-British Certificate of Origin and invoice.

Commercial document:

£33 : Certificate of origine; Bill of Lading (export); Commercial Contracts; Commercial Power of Attorney; Company documents

£22 : Health certificates; halal certificates; price lists; free of sale certificates, enviornmental certificates and radiation certificates.

Invoice Legislation Fees

Q.A.R

USD= 3.6415

Euro= 4.00

GBP= 4.50

From

To

From

To

From

To

From

To

Fee in GBP

0

15,000

0

4,119

0

3,750

0

3,333

111

15,001

100,000

4,120

27,461

3,751

25,000

3,334

22,222

222

100,001

250,000

27,462

68,653

25,001

62,500

22,223

55,556

556

250,001

1,000,000

68,654

274,612

62,501

250,000

55,557

222,222

1111

Note: For the rounding of decimals, please round up to the nearest pound

For Q.A.R invoices above 1,000,000, leg fee = (invoice value x 0.006) / 4.5

For USD invoices above 274,612, leg fee = (invoice value x 3.6415) x 0.006 then / 4.5

For Euro invoices above 250,000, leg fee = (invoice value x 4) x 0.006 then / 4.5

For GBP invoices above 222,222,

Important Note:

Consignee: QFAC (Qatar Fuel Additives Company) are exempt from all legalisation fee.

Consignee: Hamad Medical Centre (Medicine only) and Ministry of Health are exempt.

If the invoice value is in either Euro, then multiple it by 0.93 and then type the figure into the GBP cell. If the value is in USD, then multiple it by 0.91 and then type the figure in the GBP cell. If invoice value is in Qatari Riyals, then divide by 4.

* Commercial documents include: contracts, certificates of registration or incorporation, company record of achievements, company trade or financial reports, memorandum and articles of association, certificate of good standards, power of attorney, an assignment or authorization for registering trademarks and patents, an authorization or an agreement for the purpose of transferring or selling company shares, an undertaking certificate, health certificate, certificate of free sale, certificate of medical products, business, veterinary, radioactivity, trade or company charity etc.

 **Personal documents include: police clearance, fingerprints, copy of passport, medical report, birth, marriage and will certificate, university and college certificates.


Last updated August 2021

Saudi Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy.)

o    Certificate of Origin and Invoice

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices.)

o    Certificate of Origin and Invoice

Special Requirements

(1) The Saudi Ministry of Commerce (MoC), in co-operation with the Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation (SASO) implements a program to control the quality of certain regulated products imported into the Kingdom. To ensure compliance with these standards, exporters are advised to obtain a SASO Certificate of Conformity prior to shipment of their goods to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

(2) All Legal documents require Foreign and Commonwealth Office. i.e. Agency Agreement, Power of Attorney, Memorandum and Article of Association, Board of Directors Meeting, Minutes of Meeting.

(3) The program consists of two related but separate processes:

  • THE SCCP LISTING: This applies to manufacturers wishing to apply to register their products under the SCCP licensing and listing. Listed products will be given special consideration during pre-shipment inspection, minimizing the need for testing and stream-lining customs clearance procedures.
  • THE SASO CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY Prior to shipment, exporters of regulated products to KSA may obtain a Certificate of Conformity. Depending on the accreditation or quality marks already held, the products may be tested to varying levels. If the shipment is found to meet SASO requirements, a SASO Certificate of Conformity will be issued. This certificate will accompany the consignment to clear the goods through customs in KSA. All exports of live bees (Bee Queens & Package bees) to Saudi Arabia must now be accompanied by Veterinary Health Certificate (see attachment no. C782 for application form).

(4) For more detailed information on procedures, please contact the Program's Manager in the UK at the following address:

 

Intertek International Ltd

Academy Place, 1-9 Brook Street,Brentwood Essex,CM14 5NQ,United Kingdo

Tel: 01277 223400

Fax: 01277 220127

Email: info.brentwood@intertek.com

Website: CLICK HERE

 

SGS United Kingdom Limited

Governments & Institutions Service

Reg Office: Rossmore Business Park, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 3EN

Tel: +44 (0)1276697865

Fax:   +44 (0)1276697832

Mob: +44 (0)7841953837

Website: www.uk.sgs.com

 

Legislation Fees

Document TypeLegislation Fee
Certificate of Origin (Original/Copy) Free of charge
Invoice(Original/Copy) Free of charge
Other Document (Original/Copy) with no FCO Free of charge
Other Document (Original/Copy) with FCO + Enjaz £9.00


Last updated May 2016

Somalia Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy).

o    Certificate of Origin and/or Invoice

Stream II - NOT APPLICABLE

 

Special Requirements

The invoice should include the following declaration: "We certify that the goods are of ........ origin, and the value stated is correct and in accordance with our books"


Last updated May 2016

Sudan Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legislation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy).

Stream II - (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices).

o    Certificate of Origin and Invoice – ALL other documents must be sealed by F.C.O

 

Legislation Fees

Document

Fee

Commercial Certificate

£155.00

Power of Attorney

£40.00

Exporters Certificate and their Agents

£155.00

Importers Certificate and their Agents

£155.00

Agreements between companies

£230.00

Documents for setting up companies

£230.00

Manufacturing Certificate

£155.00

Health Certificate and Analysis Certificate

£230.00

Radiation free Certificate

£75.00

Invoice Legislation Fee

Original / Copy (Invoice in £(GBP) * 0.005 ) · After the calculation, The Invoice Leg Fee must be rounded up to the nearest UK PNDS 
Invoice in Foreign Currencies (Invoice value / currency rate * 0.005) · After the calculation, The Invoice Leg Fee must be rounded up to the nearest UK PNDS. 

 


Last updated 17th February 2021

Syria Documentation Requirements


 

(ALL DOCUMENTS ARE TO BE CERTIFIED BY A-BCC ONLY AS STREAM 1 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

 


Last updated  May 2016

Tunisia Documentation Requirements


 

Document Requirements and Legalisation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - (Documents to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy).

o Certificate of Origin only or Certificate of Origin and Invoice. 

Stream II- (Documents to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices).  

o Certificate of Origin only or Certificate of Origin and Invoice plus copies for Embassy files.  

 

Special Requirements

The invoice should include the following declaration:

"We certify that the goods are of ........ origin, and the value stated is correct and in accordance with our books"

 

Legislation Fees

Document Type Legalization Fee
Certificate of Origin (Original/Copy) £85
Invoice (Original/Copy) £85
Other Document (Original/Copy) £85

 


Last updated 16th August 2021

UAE Documentation Requirements


Document Requirements and Legalisation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I - NOT APPLICABLE

Stream II Only - Documents are to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices).

Fees

Certificate of Origin

Legalisation Fees Original £37.50
legalisation Fees Copy £37.50

Invoice Legislation Fees original

Invoice copy : £37.50

The new formula for invoices above the maximum value of sterling (250,000) will be calculated as follows:

Value of invoice x 8 (fixed sterling rate) x 0.2% = total value then divided by 4 = the result will be kept as it is (not to be rounded up).

The same formula applies to the Dollar, at the fixed rate of 4. And the Euro, fixed rate of 4.05405405.

If invoice is in UAE Durham then you divide the Dirhams by 8 to get the value in Sterling, then you use the chart.

 

Other Documents

* All O/Ds requires FCO

£37.50:  Health, Analysis, GMO products certificates; Personal Power of Attorney; Academic qualifications, marriage, birth and death certificates & all other personnal documents

£500: All other commercial documents

Special Requirements

(1)- Agency agreements and Powers of Attorney require notarization by a Notary Public and Foreign and Commonwealth Office certification prior to presentation for legalisation.  

(2)- Military and ammunitions require end user certificate.


Last updated April 2017

Yemen Documentation Requirements


 

Document Requirements and Legalisation Fees as levied by the Embassy.

Stream I- (Documents are to be solely certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, after which the exporter is responsible for arrangements to have the documents legalised by the relevant Embassy).

o Certificate of Origin and Invoice plus copies for Embassy files.

Stream II- (Documents are to be certified by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and then sent by the A-BCC to the relevant Embassy for legalisation. After certification and legalisation have been completed the exporter may pick up his documents directly from the Chamber's premises or can arrange to have them sent from A-BCC by post or courier directly to his offices).

o Certificate of Origin and Invoice plus copies for Embassy files.

Special Requirements

*  All other documents require Foreign and Commonwealth Office certificate prior to presentation for certification/legalisation.

* Invoice should include the following declaration:” We certify that this is a true and correct invoice and that the goods referred to are of the origin, manufacture and production of ........”

  The Certificate of Origin and Invoice should be presented together (as a set) for certification and legalisation.

 

Legalisation Fees

Document TypeFees
Certificate of Origin (original) £200.00
Certificate of Origin (copy) £200.00
Original commercial invoice (over £60,000 an extra £20 for every £10,000) £400.00
Copy of commercial invoice £300.00
Packing list (original) £200.00
Packing list (copy) £100.00
Endorsement of translated texts from Arabic to English and vice versa for Yemeni students £60.00
Setting up trading agency in Yemen (original) £400.00
Setting up trading agency in Yemen (copy) £400.00
Health certificate (original) / MHRA £400.00
Health certificate (copy) £400.00
Power of attorney for Yemenis £40.00
Power of attorney for companies (original) £400.00
Power of attorney for companies (copy) £400.00
Letter of credit, banking draft, banking certificate for opening a bank account or confirming existing of a bank account £150.00
Court rulings £200.00
Endorsement of trade mark certificate £300.00
Endorsement of commercial certificate £300.00
Endorsement of quality certificate £300.00
Endorsement of official copies of documents for Yemeni citizens £20.00
Endorsement of arbitration documents relating to amicable resolution of commercial disputes £300.00
Endorsement of translation of commercial contracts and agreements £200.00
Endorsement of cargo manifest £400.00
Endorsement of contract £400.00
Copy of contract £400.00
Endorsement of marine transport documents £400.00
Registration of company (original) £400.00
Registration of company (copy) £400.00
Change of name of company (original) £400.00
Change of name of company (copy) £400.00
Distribution agreement (original) £400.00
Distribution agreement (copy) £400.00
Certificate of incorporation £400.00
Price certificate £400.00
Certificate of manufacturer £400.00
Assignment deed of (commercial) £400.00
Radiation analysis certificate £400.00
Board resolution £400.00
Certificate of conformity £400.00
Free Sale Certificate £400.00

Note: There is an express service available from the Embassy for an additional fee of £20. This express service excludes the FCO service.


Last updated May 2016

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