International Trade / Export
The IW Chamber provides international trade support to businesses throughout the Isle of Wight. We offer an online, postal and counter service with significant discounts for our members.
The Chamber aims to connect Island businesses to the world, working with both new and experienced exporters.
When you export your goods abroad you need to compile the correct export documentation – and know where and when to send it. The IW Chamber can help you with this process, ensuring that you avoid delays in payment.
Certificates can be processed online using using www.e-zcert.com/uk or can be submitted over the counter at the IW Chamber offices from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Alternatively they can be posted to: IW Chamber of Commerce, Mill Court, Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2AA.
Documents we can process for you include:
EC Certificates of Origin
Importers usually require a European Community Certificate of Origin to meet customs or quota requirements in the importing country, or to comply with banking requirements to evidence the origin of the goods. A Certificate of Origin may be called for in any country worldwide.
EUR1 Movement Certificates
An EUR1 movement certificate is used to support claims for preferential rates of duty in the country of importation, preference means that your buyer may pay a lower or nil rate of import duty on your goods. The preference system only applies to countries where certain trade agreements exist with the EU and to qualify the goods must ‘originate’ in the UK or EU and be supported by a correctly completed and endorsed EUR1 certificate.
When completing an EUR1 certificate it is advisable to consult HM Revenue and Customs Notices 827, 828 & 832 to ensure that the goods ‘originate’ in accordance with the origin rules.
An ATR Certificate is a goods movement certificate which entitles goods, which are in ‘free circulation’ in the EU to receive preferential import duty treatment when shipped to Turkey.
When completing an ATR certificate it is advisable to consult HM Revenue and Customs Notice 812.
Before we can certify your documents you must complete and sign a Formal Undertaking and Specimen Signatures document. These documents will be kept on our files and must be renewed on an annual basis.
For those exporters using EC documents to export goods to Arab Countries we also require you to complete an indemnity.
Templates for the documents required can be found below:
Formal Undertaking Template
Specimen Signatures Template
Indemnity for EC Documents used for Arab Countries
If you require any further information please contact a member of the International Trade Team on 01983 520777 or email@example.com
Prepare for the end of the transition period
The UK has left the EU and will leave the EU Single Market and Customs Union at the end of the year. Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new trading rules which will come into effect from January 2021.
To help you prepare, here are four things you should do:
1. Head to GOV.UK/transition to take a short survey and receive a personalised list of actions for you and your business to take.
2. If you’re an exporter, find out what you need to do to continue to export goods to the EU.
3. If you’re an importer, find out what you need to do to continue importing goods from the EU.
4. Sign up to The Department for International Trade email alerts to stay up to date with any further changes.
These are concrete steps you can take now to minimise disruption and take advantage of new opportunities.
You can also find information and advice about trading internationally (outside of the EU) at great.gov.uk.
Business preparedness materials
HM Revenue and Customs has published a number of new materials to help traders prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period including: