essCert supports Chambers of Commerce & Chamber clients

Your Chamber of Commerce can be up and running with electronic Certificates of Origin (eCOs) in just a few hours – Request a Free Trial to get started today!

Chambers of Commerce can offer their clients the ability to apply online for electronic Certificates of Origin (eCOs) and movement certificates using essCert. Clients can use essCert for all key export documentation requirements, including EC Certificates of Origin, AT.R, EUR1, Arab Certificates and much more.

essCert operates the world’s largest electronic Certificate of Origin network, spanning 380+ Chambers of Commerce across 20 countries.


Key System Benefits for Chambers of Commerce:

  • Eliminate up to 95% of back-office Certificate administration time, increasing admin efficiencies and reducing admin costs
  • Significantly reduce risk of liability & fraud
  • Increase visibility and auditability via online reporting tool
  • Time/resource savings by eliminating maintenance & upkeep of custom-built/legacy CO platforms
  • Multi-lingual solution, supporting implementation in any language
  • Add value to Chamber membership and attract new members

Chamber of Commerce clients can apply for the following export documents online

Certificate of Origin

European Certificate of Origin

EC Certificate of Origin

Arab Certificate of Origin

EURI Movement Certificate

AT.R Movement Certificate

Certified documents

ICC World Chambers Federation

International Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Origin logo

The essCert system links to the ICC World Chambers Federation CO Verification Website for those Chambers that are part of the ICC CO Accreditation Chain

Pay as you go

  • No upfront software payment
  • Only pay when your clients use the service
  • No software installation required, essCert uses a SaaS (Software as a Service) model

Client Payment Options

  • Credit Card Payments
    • Real time payments to chambers on approval
    • No delayed payments
  • Invoicing
    • Automatically generated invoices so clients can pay at a later date

Free Support

  • Support available to Chambers and Clients at no extra cost
  • essCert manages exporter set up/registration so your chamber officials do not
  • 9am to 5pm telephone support
  • 9am to 9pm email support
  • Simplicity of system for clients means reduced queries and calls to chambers

Chamber of Commerce Reporting & Accounting

  • Detailed Chamber reports
  • End of year chamber reports for governing body
  • Downloadable Excel/PDF reports
  • Smart applications – system calculates the price of certificates in advance for chamber clients
  • VAT receipts calculated & automatically emailed to Chamber clients

Improved Efficiency and Productivity

  • Less delays, as all documents are certified and returned in minutes rather than days
  • Rapid service, one click approval
  • Less queues at Chamber as exporters no longer need to come to Chamber offices
  • essCert service quickly speeds up document turnaround time which results in satisfied exporters
  • Applications rejected by Chambers of Commerce are easily edited online by the client for re-submission

Reduced Operational Costs

  • essCert reduces time spent on export document approvals allowing Chamber Officials to concentrate on other Chamber activities

Client Information Area (CIA)

  • Mass email notification to Chamber clients
  • Chamber client documents (e.g. Manufacturers Lists, Formal Undertakings, Indemnities etc.) and information stored in their profile for access anytime by Chamber Officials
  • Email all clients with expired Indemnities/Formal Undertakings to ensure renewal of client documents
  • History of previous client contact
  • Online activity graphs determine your most active clients and provide the user with valuable informative data
  • Activate/Deactivate client facility

User-Friendly Interface

  • Our online export document application designs match the look and feel of the original paper-based documents ensuring a smooth transition to online-use

Satisfied Chamber of Commerce Customers

  • Reduced exporter shipment delays
  • Reduced exporter human error with editable online applications
  • Export documents received at your clients desk in minutes rather than days
  • User friendly system allows clients to apply immediately increasing productivity

Record Non-Electronic Export Documents

  • Ability to record over-the-counte­­r and postal export applications
  • Chambers can take and record payment on the essCert system for manual-entry (non-electronic) export documents
  • Receipts for all transactions automatically emailed to clients
  • All documents handled by the Chamber are accounted for resulting in a complete audit trail
  • Generate reports for your governing body on all certification activity (electronic & non-electronic)

Tried and Tested Solution

  • essCert is being used by some of the worlds largest Chambers, export companies and freight forwarders operating across variety of industries and countries

Other Benefits

  • essCert Connect allows connections to exporter’s internal export systems so that export documents are transferred to essCert at the click of a button
  • Files for upload to accounting packages
  • Marketing co-operation to drive usage
We switched on essCert's credit card facility for key customer segments and gained immediate improvements in cash-flow and credit control, with related time and money savings for our accounts team. The introduction of credit cards plus the invoicing and VAT receipts options was positively received by most customers. The team at essCert were very responsive, nothing was too much trouble and we are delighted to now have these payment options – which are very flexible and easily controlled by us.Gordon Prentice, Finance & Administration Director - Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
We have been working closely with essCert for over seven years and have developed a first class working relationship.
Over the years nothing has been a problem to the essCert Support Team and have upgraded the system and process to suit.
The development to meet all the Chambers’ needs has been second to none, in order to work with all our compliance requirements.
Nothing can compare to the friendly, professional and “can do attitude” of all the staff, keep up the great work….
Annette Kinghorn, Senior Certification Officer - Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

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