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Christmas and New Year - GMCC Trade Teams opening times

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2020


Export Documentation Services

Certification, legalisation, etc


All documents which need to be sent to the Embassies / Foreign & Commonwealth Office must be with the Chamber no later than Friday 18th December 2020. We will start the process of your documents, however there will be no deliveries to us until the New Year so please make sure you send your documents in plenty of time before this date if your documents are urgent.


Last date to submit customs declarations.


Other International Trade Services

Market entry, events, training and more


Last day for out GMCC Trade team. The team continues to work remotely, and we will endeavour to reply any request for support till 4pm on the 18th Dec.


Brexit Support


If you completed a Brexit Readiness Survey on the w/c 14th Dec, please note you may not receive your readiness reports and/or schedule one-to-one meetings with the team but until the 1st week of January 2021. Please visit our Brexit Hub for FAQs and accessing guidance from trusted sources.


We will run a Brexit Support hotline over the holiday period. See below for more details.

MONDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2020


Last day to submit all paperwork related to Customs Declarations by 10:00 a.m. to ensure processing.

Email: chambercustoms@gmchamber.co.uk



TUESDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2020


Last day for all standard documentation applications on e-cert for postal return.

WEDNESDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2020


Last day for all express e-cert applications / postal and courier deliveries to our Airport Office


Last day for collection only of urgent documents from our Airport office.


Hours of opening will be 10am - 1pm.

TUESDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2020


Export Documentation Team

Last day for submission of EC Certificate of Origin applications/ EUR1, ATR Movement Certificates


Documents both standard and express submitted via e-cert will be processed remotely between the hours of 10am – 2pm. Standard postal applications will be posted on Monday 4th January 2021. No collections or deliveries will be available until the new year.


IMPORTANT – As we enter 2021 we will no longer issue or accept EC Certificate of Origin applications or the current movement certificates. Any documents submitted after 2pm or in the post to us received after the 29th December 2020 will not be processed and will be rejected.


We will only accept new applications on the ecert system bearing the new UK Certificate of Origin / movement certificate reference number from the 1st January 2021.


No documents will or can be back dated to 2020.


Brexit Support hotline


The Chamber team will be available via telephone from 9:00 a.m. till 14:00 p.m for companies seeking support. Call our team at 0161 393 4321


WEDNESDAY 30TH DECEMBER


Brexit Support hotline


The Chamber team will be available via telephone from 9:00 a.m. till 14:00 p.m for companies seeking support. Call our team at 0161 393 4321



FRIDAY, 1ST JANUARY 2021


Brexit Support hotline


The Chamber team will be available via telephone from 9:00 a.m. till 14:00 p.m for companies seeking support. Call our team at 0161 393 4321



MONDAY 4TH JANUARY 2021


All of our international trade services will resume as normal!


Documentation team


Documentation submitted via e-cert will be processed between the hours of 10am – 2pm

Our Airport Office will be open


Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm for deliveries / collection of documents

International Trade team


We will resume working remotely as per normal working hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m



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