Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce offers a comprehensive package of international trade services aimed at helping your company succeed in international markets.

Whether you are planning to export for the first time, looking to buy in goods from overseas, or expanding on your existing export activity, our International trade team can offer practical advice and assistance. Our service includes:

  • Overseas trade advice
  • Export documentation incl. 'While You Wait Checking & Stamping service
  • Letters of Introduction
  • Library information (including "INCOTERMS")
  • Overseas status reports
  • Trade opportunities and overseas agents
  • Trade missions
  • Information on Custom duties and regulations
  • Export training
  • Translation services


How does it work?

When you intend to export you must complete a Formal Undertaking and Specimen Signatures form and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce operates a counter service between the hours of 10am - 4pm when documentation will be certified (if correct) while you wait. All documents received through the post will be processed on the same day as received (with the exception of Arab-British Certificates) and posted back to customers the same day.

Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce now offer exporters the facility to electronically submit European Certificates of Origin, EUR1 documents and ATR documents.

Not only can you apply online, but we will check, approve, stamp and return your documents electronically. Any mistakes or inaccuracies can be corrected immediately. The system saves hours, and even days, for time-pressed exporters.

You can set up your own account in an instant, and our online tutorials and field help feature throughout the site to guide new users.


What is my next step?

To recieve discounted documentation Join Today or for general advice call the team 01524 381331 or you can contact us via our contact form


How much does it cost?

Export Documentation & Certification List of Charges:

Certification Fees inc Blank DocumentsMemberNon-Member
European Certificates of Origin and other documents. eg. Invoices, Analysis Certificates, Price Lists etc. £26.50 53.00
Copy European Certificate of Origin £10.50 £21.00
Arab Certificate of Origin Click Here for Arab Chamber Website   
Arab Countries: + Embassy levy £5.00 NO VAT PER DOCUMENT  Click Here for Arab Chamber Website  

                                                                                        Admin Fee of £26.50Members and £53 Non Members

                                                                                                           (Chamber to complete documents)

 Rejected Document Fee (Inc e-zCert)  £10.50  £21.00
 While-U-Wait Service £16.00 £32.00
Document Checking Service  £12.00  £24.00
 e-cert Express – per document  £3.50  £7.00

*It is important that NO MISTAKES are made on your Export Documents.  Come to us for a complete typing and certification service. Typing charges are in addition to certification costs. The cost of this service is £25 VAT for Members and £50+ VAT for Non Members.
While-U-Wait Service – please telephone 01524 381331 for availability.

All charges are subject to VAT