What is a Certificate of Origin?
A Certificate of Origin is a benefit for those members (and non-members for a fee) who are in need of this important trade document. The Certificate attests that the goods they are exporting are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in the USA.
Certificates also constitute 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.