Electronic Certificates of Origin provide easier and faster Customs clearance and productivity gains for companies.
The Texas Association of Business, through a partnership with the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce (AWTCC), offers electronically chamber stamped Certificate of Origin and export related documents. The authenticity of each document can be verified by customs worldwide through the International Chamber of Commerce Accreditation Chain at www.certificates.iccwbo.org.
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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.
Your Member Advantage
Same day processing print certified documents at your own desk
Security & Compliance
Verify at CertificateOfOrigin.com or at certificates.iccwbo.org Utilizes international template
Management reports available
Certificates of Free Sale
$99.00 per document
$49.00 special member rate
What's in it for YOU?
All certification staff is accredited by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Chambers Federation
AWTCC seal is recognized and accepted by customs worldwide
Ensures you have taken all steps to comply with rules, regulations, and international industry best practices
Helps you achieve objectives in terms of quality, cost, scheduling, performance
Ensures your transactions are secure with security background on completed certificates and secure web-based application
Reduces shipment delays due to incomplete documentation
Online certification saves on couriers, travel, postage, parking fees
Engineered to prevent common errors with repetitive applications—perfect for high volume users
Video tutorials, online help, certification help, phone and email support
Only pay for services used—no expensive software to purchase
All applications are stored online with audit trail, fully searchable database and attachments
Downloadable, detailed management Excel/PDF Reports
Certificate of Origin
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.
Beyond the CO—Legalization
Certain countries, primarily those that are non-signatories to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, require commercial documents to be legalized by the country’s US Embassy or Consulate. Depending on invoice value, embassy fees can run into thousands of dollars in some countries, so exporters must be aware of these requirements.
The most common countries requiring embassy or consulate legalization include: Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Paraguay, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Qatar, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.
Our chamber, in partnership with AWTCC, offers this service to system users. Each document is quoted on an individual basis prior to processing. Simply request legalization service with application.