Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Certificate of Origin or Export Help

The Cincinnati Chamber can provide certificate of origin services in a number of different ways.

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. It is also a declaration by the exporter. Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining what duty will be assessed on the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all. The 1923 Geneva Convention named Chambers of Commerce the official body to issue, sign and stamp Certificates of Origin worldwide.

In-Person Certification

Stop by the Chamber office anytime Monday through Fridays 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. with your notarized certificate of origin. A member of our Customer Focus Center will be available to sign and stamp your certificate. The cost is $10 per certificate for members and $30 for non-members.

Electronic Certification

The Chamber accepts uploaded electronic PDF North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) certificates of origin for certification. Download a blank NAFTA form here and save it to your desktop. Simply click on this link and purchase a certificate of origin upload credit. Look for an upload link on your online receipt, once the purchase is complete. Follow instructions to upload your completed PDF certificate of origin to the Chamber’s website. Chamber staff will sign and stamp the certificate of origin and return it to you either by email or USPS depending on the requirements of the country you are shipping to. 

International Business Forms & Documents

Automated Export System
The Automated Export System (AES) is the electronic way to file the Electronic Export Information (EEI) and ocean manifest information directly to U.S. Customs. On the web page linked below you will find information on the history and future of AES, technical documentation, software vendors, AESDirect, and many other items of interest related to AES.

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Grants, loans and assistance for exporting

The federal government offers assistance including grant and loan programs to help your company test foreign markets, orient itself in a new market, train U.S. or foreign representatives, and overcome in-country obstacles to trade.
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North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Forms
Certificate Of Origin Template NAFTA Certificate of Origin Continuation Form
Israel Certificate of Origin
Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) Forms
SED Instructions
SED/AES Data Element Reference Table
SED Form
SED Form Continuation Sheet

How do you get started?
Contact our Customer Focus Center, 513.579.3111.

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