Update on Norfolk Chambers International Trade services

  • Update on Norfolk Chambers International Trade services
  • Julie Austin, International Trade Manager
    Julie Austin, International Trade Manager

Qatar

We have been advised that from today - 26th March 2020 - Qatar Embassy have suspended legalisation of documents.   The Arab British Chamber can still certify any documents that require legalisation.   Alternatively you can apply for an EU Certificate of Origin which is just certified by ourselves if your client will accept.   We have been advised recently that Qatar customs will accept electronic signatures on Certificates of Origin and other documents.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

With immediate effect the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office is no longer accepting documents for legalisation until further notice. If you have any queries please contact Julie Austin on export@norfolkchamber.co.uk regarding any legalisations you may have over the course of the next few weeks.

Pre-signed Movement Documents (ATRs & EUR1s)

Pre-signed movement documents (ATRs & EUR1s) submitted via e-cert will no longer be processed as the office has closed down. These documents could then be processed and ‘issued retrospectively’ when the office re-opens – we will then need transport documents as additional evidence for these applications.

We must stress that any documents posted to Norfolk Chamber of Commerce may not be dealt with in the short term until we can get a redirection in place. If you require to post documents please contact Julie Austin on export@norfolkchamber.co.uk to discuss.

Export Documentation

Documents processed through the e-zCert system will be as follows:

Express Service – any document received by 3pm will be processed and sent back the same day.

Standard Service – any document received by 12 noon will be processed and posted back to you.    Please bear with us if there are any delays in getting the documents back to you in these unusual circumstances.   We would suggest that you get your applications in as early as you can before the document is required so that you have them back in a timely manner.

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