A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a type of export document required by foreign governments to validate the country of origin of where the exported product was manufactured. The origin of imported goods is used to determine what duties will be assessed and whether the goods may be legally imported. This certificate authenticates these actions.
Origin refers to the country where the products were made, not from where they are being shipped. If a product was manufactured in two or more countries, origin is based on the country where more than 50% of the cost of producing the goods originates.
What are Certificates of Free Sale, Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Standing?
Many countries require a Certificate of Free Sale as assurance from a foreign agency that the products listed on the certificate are freely sold in the U.S.
Additionally, exports can require a Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to support a company's claim of following good manufacturing practice guidelines and quality assurance, or a Certificate of Good Standing to verify that a company has met its statutory requirements and is authorized to do business.
Please note the following membership rates for export documentation services (also includes all regular chamber marketing benefits)
$295.00 (one time shipment)
$495.00 (1-10 employees) Entrepreneur
$695.00 (15-50 employees) Small Business
$1000.00 (25 employees and more) Corporate/Multiple Brands
*There is a $10.00 charge per document