To request a COI, exporters must notify their OCB of their intention to export goods outside the EU. The OCB then checks the information provided including Exporter, First Consignee, Importer, Port of Loading, Destination, Product name, CN codes, weight, manufacturer, Shipping Identification information. Details of the Organic Control Body are also required. If the application meets the requirements, the OCB completes and stamps the COI and returns it to the exporter by post. The turnaround time is normally 24 hours, but this can vary depending on the time the information is submitted, and the quantity of COIs required. A hard copy of the COI must accompany the consignments.