• Electronic Certificate 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. 

    The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, through a partnership with the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce, offers electronically chamber stamped Certificates 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 certificates.iccwbo.org. For full documentation verification, visit certificateoforigin.com

  • Fee

    Free Registration!

    Chamber Members: $25 per document

    Non-members: $50 per document


  • 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 nonpreferential 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 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. 

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