A Certificate of Origin (COO) 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 COOs are issued every year, facilitating trade around the world. Since as early as 1898, Chambers of commerce have been issuing non-preferential COOs and more recently, closely working with Customs authorities, issuing preferential COOs.
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 COOs.
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, COOs may be needed to comply with letters of credit, foreign customs requirements or a buyer's request.
The Chamber now approves electronic certificates of origin. Download the eCO Online Registration
and save it to your desktop. Once completed, email form to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Immediately following the Chamber receiving your form, the AWTCC (American World Trade Chamber of Commerce) will email you with your login, credentials and a User Guide for our electronic certificate of origin system. Once you have your credentials, accounts can be accessed here
Members $30 per document
Non Members $60 per document
How to Process Your Certificate of Origin Online
Watch the video below as we answer questions about the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's new online certification process for Certificates of Origin. Wendy Baggett, President & CEO of the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce, walks through the online certification portal and answers questions specific to your company's needs.
How do you get started?
Contact our Customer Focus Center
, 513.579.3111 or email@example.com
with any questions.