Liverpool Chamber: Export Documentation Update

Tue, May 12th, 2020

The export documentation team at Liverpool Chamber are very much open...

The export documentation team at Liverpool Chamber are very much open for business, despite the current restrictions due to the Coronavirus.

To facilitate documentation, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and HMRC are continually negotiating with customs authorities to increase the number of areas where electronic signatures are acceptable – see below for recent changes.


  • The office is currently closed for drop off service and collections by any company except for couriers, such as DHL, TNT, Fedex.
  • Once we have advised you that the document is ready for collection, you can arrange a collection by your preferred courier, email the address label to us at and we will print out and have the document ready for the courier to collect.
  • Alternatively, we can post your document back to you by Royal Mail. We recommend that you opt for Special Delivery (additional cost £6.45) to return the document to you. This way you can track the progress of delivery of your documents.
  • 1st Class and Recorded Delivery are also available.


  • For a speedier service, we strongly recommend that you apply online via for documents.


Electronic signatures are now accepted by:

  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Switzerland


  • We are now able to process ATRs with electronic signatures, submitted online via Please note this is for the Express Service only. The Standard ATR service will not be available until Monday, 1st June.
  •  It is important to note that you will need to add the Exporter’s email address in Box 1.
  • If necessary, please reduce the detail in the postal address, to allow space to add the email address. If you are working from home and require blank ATRs, please email and they will be sent out to you.


Below is the current status of Arab embassies regarding legalisation:

Algeria - Open
Bahrain - Closed until further notice
Iraq - Closed until further notice
Kuwait - Open
Lebanon - Open
Libya - Open
Oman - Open
Jordan - Open
Qatar - Closed until further notice
Saudi Arabia - Closed until further notice
Syria - no legalisation service available at this time due to political unrest
Tunisia - Open
UAE - Open
Yemen - Open

The Arab-British Chamber is open with a reduced service and the Festival of Ramadan will run until 25th May 2020. Therefore please allow extra time for your document to be processed.


The Egyptian British Chamber is open but as a reduced service at 2 days a week. Legalisation can be carried out, but please allow extra time for your document to be processed.

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