TYPES OF DOCUMENTS
Certificate of Origin
- Signed by the exporter (the business sending the goods out of the country). The business within the country receiving the goods is called the importer.
- Notarized - The signer of the document must physically appear before a Notary Public.
- Validated - By a local agency (Chamber of Commerce or Department of Commerce). One of the requirements of the validating agency is to present both the Certificate of Origin and the Commercial Invoice.
- Non-Preferential - certifies that the goods are subject to no preferential treatment. These are the main type of Certificate of Origins that the Chamber of Commerce can issue.
- Preferential - certifies that the good are subject to reduced tariffs or exemptions when they are exported to countries extending these priviledges. These Certificate of Origins tend to be closely associated with Regional Trade Agreements.