HMRC internal manual

Export Procedures

EXPP7030 - Post shipment action: certificate of shipment

When an official certificate of shipment is to be given as described in the preceding page, it should be in one of the forms described below after you have tallied the goods on board, or you have identified them on board or seen satisfactory evidence of their shipment:

  • seen on board
  • tallied on board - shipped
  • loading information checked - shipped MiB export.

You should then sign and stamp the certificate.

If a control document is not produced when otherwise required, a certificate of shipment or an authority to load endorsement can be given on an officially stamped sheet suitably completed to identify the goods.

You should not, of course, give more than one certificate or endorsement for the same goods unless they are subject to more than one claim to drawback, relief or refund in which case a suitable cross reference should be made on all forms on which a certificate or endorsement is given.