Certificate of Origin
A certificate of origin is a document issued by an exporter that confirms and certifies the country of origin of its products.
The certificate of origin may be a statement added to the commercial invoice that supports the listing of the country of origin by line item. Alternatively, it might be a separate letter or form that incorporates a statement indicating the country of origin is as stated on the commercial invoice, certifies the document is true and correct, and then signed by the exporter’s employee.
The Certificate of Origin Form
Although the two options mentioned above will satisfy the customs authorities of most countries, there are certain countries that require a separate document titled as a Certificate of Origin that presents the same information in a format historically acceptable to them. The countries where importation of most (if not all) products is subject to presentation of a certificate of origin includes Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries and Brazil.
Prior to the Chamber stamping a Certificate of Origin, the below is required:
- Letter to Chamber
- Affidavit of Origin
- Certificate of Origin Indemnification Statement
- Agreement of Understanding (required by each person authorized to sign COs)
- Disclaimer Statement (this statement is required on each CO to be stamped)
- Certificate of Origin Template
Cost: $60 each stamp for non-members, no charge to Chamber members
These documents can be emailed to email@example.com or brought in at the time the certificate is to be stamped.