Electronic Certificates of Origin


Create, submit, and print electronically certified documents right at your own desk. Electronic Certificates of Origin provide easier and faster customs clearance and productivity gains for companies.

What is a Certificate of Origin?

A certificate of origin (CO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs also constitute a declaration by the exporter.

Millions of COs are issued every year, facilitating trade around the world. Since as early as 1898, Chambers of commerce have been issuing non-preferential COs and more recently, closely working with Customs authorities, issuing preferential COs.

The 1923 Geneva Convention and subsequent Kyoto Convention have seen governments formally recognize the important role chambers play in this domain, deeming them competent authorities and credible trusted third-parties in the issuance of COs.
Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining the duty that will be applied to the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.

In addition, COs may be needed to comply with letters of credit, foreign customs requirements or a buyer's request.

Online Applications

  • Same day processing
  • Print certified documents at your own desk
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Security & Compliance

  • Verify at CertificateofOrigin.com
  • Utilizes UNeDocsTemplate

Additional Services

  • Legalization requests
  • Management reports available

Low-Cost

  • Non-member rate: $50.00 per document
  • Member rate: $25.00 per document

 
Download the fillable registration form and return the completed form to: 5560 Sterrett Place, Suite 105, Columbia, MD 20144; kmentz@howardchamber.com; or fax: to 410-730-4584. Once the completed form has been submitted and approved, the Primary Contact listed on the form will receive the login details and User Guide via email.

For more information, contact:
Kristin Mentz
kmentz@howardchamber.com
Tel: 410-730-4111 ext 110