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  16 International May 2020         Calling all international traders – export documents update Davor McKinley advises that the LCCI is maintaining its contingency documentation service as follows 1. EC Certificates of Origin, A.TR and EUR1 movement certificates The quickest way to obtain these documents is online using We are operating both the DIY and Chamber Printed ser- vice. Any certificates printed by us will be posted out by 1st class post – please ensure that the correct post- ing address is stated in the special comments box. For the sake of ex- pediency and simplicity, we would strongly advise that applicants use the DIY method wherever possible. The system will allow you to select a DIY service for those countries that accept electronic stamps and signatures. Recently Chile, Qatar and Switzerland have agreed to ac- cept electronic stamps and Saudi Arabia and Turkey are expected to provide their consent shortly. Email edocuments@londonchamber. to obtain supply of blank Cer- tificates. 2. Certificates of Origin for Arab League countries Please refer to the Arab Embassy Matrix for information on various embassies: getattachment/Export- Documents/Arab-Certificates-of- Origin/ARAB-EMBASSY-FEES- 15-APR-2020.xlsx?lang=en-GB The Embassies of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are currently closed. We are, therefore, only able to provide certification service (LCCI + ABCC) for those countries. Customers will need to submit applications to the Barking office via postal service – please ensure that you enclose three pho- tocopies of each original document that needs certifying before sending to us (photocopies are not required for COs). Bahrain and Saudi Arabia – CO and Invoice online for clients reg- istered for online Arab service. Cli- ents not registered for the online Arab service will need to send com- pleted documents to Barking office via post or courier (enclosing three photocopies of each original docu- ment requiring certification) Please email us on edocuments@ for a quote and further information 3. Situation with Egyptian Consulate, other Consulates and the Foreign Office The Foreign Office has now re- sumed its apostille service and orig- inal documents (+ 2 photocopies of each) can be sent to our Barking of- fice via post or courier service only. Egyptian Consulate and the Egyptian Chamber are running a reduced service (twice a week) – documents requiring Egyptian le- galisation can be submitted online or posted to the Barking office. Email us on edocuments@ for a quote or if you require legalisation by any other non-Arab embassy. 4. EURs and A.TRs Applications for EUR1 and A.TR Certificates must be made online. Some countries will require origi- nal signatures on the Certificates, in which case the system will provide instructions on how to proceed. The BCC has managed to secure agreement from Chilean and Swiss governments to exceptionally accept digital signatures during the Cov- id-19 crisis and Turkey is expected to relax its restrictions soon. 5. Force majeure and special certificates Our webpage contains information on how to apply for these documents: www.londonchamber. certificates-page 6. ATA Carnets and Carnets for Taiwan Carnets have been and still are heavily affected by cancellation of events and passenger flights worldwide. There have been signs that certain markets could be on the rebound – especially in Asia. We are still issuing Carnets in the normal way using our eCarnet online application https:/www.  

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