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Exporting Advice & Documentation

Cork Chamber is officially authorised by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Chambers Ireland to issue and certify export documentation. The Chamber handles a wide range of documents for companies including: Certificates of Origin (EU Certs, Arab/Irish Certs), Invoices, Certificates of Analysis, Packing Slips, Certificates of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Company Reports etc. 

Certificates of Origin

Certificate of OriginSome countries request a Certificate of Origin with imports. This document proves the place of growth, production, or manufacture of goods, specified thereon. The type of Certificate required varies according to the destination of the goods, e.g. member States of the Arab League require an Arab-Irish Certificate Origin. The majority of Certificates of Origin issued by the Chamber will be for non-Arab destinations. In such cases the European Union Certificate of Origin is used.


To Register
Before a company can apply for a Certificate of Origin certain information is required by the Chamber:

  1. An Indemnity Form must be completed by the company before the Chamber can provide certification service. The undertaking of indemnification is needed with respect to information provided by the company to the Chamber. The company agrees to abide by standard rules and indemnifies the Chamber against inaccuracy of documents or misleading information. The applicant must be based in the 26 counties and be registered with the Companies Registration Office. The Indemnity Form is available from Cork Chamber and is renewed annually.
  2. A list of authorised signatories for the company on the company's headed paper, (with sample of signature). The signatories will be authorised to sign applications for certificates on behalf of the company: the (pink) application form of the European Certificate of Origin or the blue & green sheets of the Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and documentation will only be accepted from those on the authorised list.
  3. Non-members of Cork Chamber must supply the Chamber with a bankers reference. This must confirm that the company maintains an account with the bank.

Certificates of Origin certified online

It is possible to have EU certificates of Origin certified online, please contact for an Indemnity Form to register for this Service.

Once you are registered to use the system you simply log in and enter all certificate details. Shortly after your online submission, we will apply our Chamber official stamp and signature digitally and then email you to confirm approval. You can then issue an EU Certificate of Origin right at your own printer (you will need to maintain a stock of blank certificates).

Benefits of the online system:

  • Save money on couriers, post and staff time
  • Save time as the risk of your document being rejected is eliminated

New Developments:

Cork Chamber's online system can now facilitate requests for multi-language symbols on applications e.g. Chinese, Arabic, Japanese.

Contact the Exports Team at Cork Chamber for more information.

Certificates for Arab Destinations:
Where an exporter wishes to send goods to an Arab state it is necessary to use an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin. Following processing by the Cork Chamber, the Certificate should be sent to the Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce, 63 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 to be officially stamped and signed.

Arab - Irish Certificates of Origin
The following countries require Arab-Irish Certificates of Origin:

  • Democratic & Popular Republic of Algeria
  • State of Bahrain
  • Republic of Iraq
  • Republic of Djibouti
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • State of Kuwait
  • Republic of Lebanon
  • Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Kingdom of Morocco
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • State of Qatar
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Somali Democratic Republic
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Republic of Sudan

Announcing Online Shop for Certificates of Origin 

We are delighted to announce the launch of our online shop for certificates of origin. This facility is now live on Tradecert and will allow you to order your blank certs certificates online.

ATA Carnets

ATA CarnetsThe Cork Chamber is one of only two Chambers in Ireland that are authorised to issue ATA Carnets for temporary export internationally. A carnet is an International Customs document which abolishes the need for raising bonds or depositing duty at Customs posts in different countries, when goods are temporarily exported or imported.



Requirements for issuing an ATA Carnet

  • Completed application form that is supplied by the Chamber.
  • An itemised list of goods being carried abroad.
  • A bank guarantee or a bank draft, which is calculated at a set percentage, based on the kind of goods being carried and where those goods are going.
  • The sufficient issuing fee.

More details on the categories of goods, requirements form, the issuing of a Carnet are available on request.

EUR1 & ATR Certificates
EUR1 forms are issued by the competent Customs Authority in the exporting country, be it an EU member state or partner country. In Ireland's case, the competent authority is the Revenue Commissioners. For certain products destined to Turkey, a special form of Movement Certificate ATR is normally used.

For EUR1 & ATR Certificates please contact:

Revenue Commissioners
Revenue House, Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork.
Monday - Friday: 9:30 - 16:00
Tel: 021 602 7000

Customs Offices
Tivoli Container Compound, Tivoli, Cork
Tel: 021 4501427

For further information, please contact

Imelda Mulcahy
Export Documentation Manager
Cork Chamber

Tel: 021-4530130

Cork Chamber©, Fitzgerald House, Summerhill North, Cork, T23 TD90, Tel: (021) 4509044, Email:, Company Registration Number - 13918

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