Arab Certificates of Origin are required when exporting from the European Union to any country in the Arab league.
Arab League countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen).
When exporting to Arab League countries a stamp from the Arab Irish Chamber is also required. For more information http://www.jaicc.ie/export_documentation
Guidelines for Completion of Arab Irish Certificates of Origin
Procedures for Completion of Arab-Irish Certs of Origin
1. Box 1 must only state an Irish company or an Irish company with its full name and address on behalf of another country/company
2. Box 6 must have the full name and address of the manufacturer even if the manufacturer is the exporter
3. Country of origin in Box 5 must match manufacturer which is stated in Box 6
4. Blue and green copies of the certificate of origin must accompany the original and duly signed and dated in Boxes 8 & 9 – All 3 copies must be submitted with original – local Chambers are not to retain any copy (photocopies of the Cert should be made and retained for Chamber records)
5. If copies of the original certificate of origin requires to be certified or legalised these must be typed up on the official white copy certificate of origin – photocopies are not acceptable
6. All certificates of origin must be completed in type script – hand written certificates are not acceptable
7. Separate certificates of origin and invoices must be completed for air and sea shipment. One set of documents cannot go to the same importer for sea and air shipments.
8. If an exporter makes a mistake on the certificate of origin it is up to discretion of the local chamber on how many times they stamp the certificate. Please note that the JAICC must stamp and initial the mistake. If there are too many stamps on the certificate, some Embassies will not accept them.
9. Please ensure that local Chambers do not stamp the commercial invoice over the total of the invoice. The total of the invoice must be clear as this is need as some Embassies legalisation fee is based on the total. If it is not clear the exporter must do another one which is only incurring unnecessary delay and expense on behalf of the exporter.
10. For exporting of textiles containing a synthetic blend, the blend constitution should be mentioned. If one of the constituents is acrylic fibre, the name and address of the manufacturer must be mentioned.
Kilkenny Chamber is your local legally approved Chamber to supply and authorise Certificate’s of Origin.
For further information contact the office on +353 (0) 56 7752767