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Certificate of Origin: Everything you need to know

Certificate of Origin

For international trading, it is necessary to know about shipping documents. here we are going to explain the certificate of origin with samples and essential details.

what is a certificate of origin?

certificate of origin also known as a CO or COO. It is a certification that a particular product is manufactured or a product from that relevant country. In other words, we can sys the certificate of origin mentioned nationality of the products.

The appearance of the certificate of origin/image of a sample certificate of origin

Sample of certificate of origin: soured by https://incodocs.com/template/certificate_of_origin

Who are the users of the certificate of origin?

  • Customs
  • banks
  • private stakeholders
  • importers

Types of certificate of origin

There are 2 types of certificates of origin. They are as below,

1. Preferential certification of origin

This type of certificate of origin uses to get an advantage of tariff, and duty exemptions relevant to Trade agrrement.

2. Non-preferential certificate of origin

There is not include preferential party or treatments.

Why need a certificate of origin?

the main purpose of a certificate of origin is to prove that the shipment or product’s made in or manufacturing country.

For customs clearance purposes.

It may be a mandatory document for the importer’s bank when obtaining the Letter of credit(L/L) facility.

what e-certificate of origin?

E certificate of origin is a certificate of origin that is generated electronically

exporter can submit requests and required documents for obtaining a certificate of origin online. The relevant chamber of commerce issues a digital certificate of origin with an electronic stamp.

Who needs to apply certificate of origin?

The exporter needs to apply for a certificate of origin that mentions the country of origin.

Who issues certificates of origin?

Country of origin’s chamber of commerce.

How to obtain a certificate of origin?

As an exporter, you can apply for a certificate of origin through a freight forwarder or customs house agent. Otherwise, you can apply it directly to the chamber of commerce of the exporter’s country. You need to fill details form for the certificate of origin with the required documents. Some countries provide facilities for applying e certificates of origin. then you can submit details and supporting documents online.

What are the details included in the certificate of origin?

  1. Exporter details: names and address contact number.
  2. Manufacturer or producer details: required if the difference from the exporter
  3. consignee/ importer or receiver’s name and contact details
  4. HS code of the goods
  5. Description of the goods
  6. quantity and weight of the packages
  7. number of packages
  8. The country of origin
  9. Bill of lading number or airway bill number.
  10. Type of the shipment:LCL or FCL
  11. Marks and numbers
  12. declaration by the chamber
  13. declaration by the exporter
  14. Voyage details: voyage number
  15. vessel name
  16. port of loading
  17. port of discharging
  18. Export invoice number and date

Samples of certificate of origin

you can see samples of certificate of origin by clicking the below links

Incodocs certificate of origin sample

templates for a certificate of origin

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