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County Tipperary Chamber is an accredited Chamber and can issue trade documentation to companies in Co. Tipperary seeking to export outside of the EU. Deciding to enter export markets is a nervous time for many companies.  Trading with partners overseas can be fraught with problems associated with documentation, customs and local business practices. Our staff are on hand Monday to Friday to assist businesses seeking to export overseas.

Since the early 1990’s companies have been able to export and import freely without documentation from other countries in the EU.  However exporters require documentation, typically a Certificate of Origin, from their local Chamber when they are exporting overseas.

What is a certificate of origin?

A Certificate of Origin is a document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained or produced or manufactured or processed in a particular country (country of origin). Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining what duty will be assessed on the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.


Certificates of Origin are intended solely to prove the origin of goods in order to satisfy customs or trade requirements.  Certificates of Origin should only be issued when they are actually needed, for example, in the following circumstances:

  • To meet customs requirements in the importing state

  • The customer/buyer/importer (consignee) requires it

  • To meet ‘quota’ or statistical requirements imposed by the importing country

  • To comply with the banking or trade finance requirements / letters of credit


The main forms of Certificates of Origin are:

  1. European Certificate of Origin

  2. Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin


County Tipperary Chamber processes Certificates of Origin, both EU and Arab Irish. 

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