Certificates of Origin

WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN?

When freight forwarders are handling overseas shipments, there are some foreign countries or importers that require a Certificate of Origin for certain commodities. The purpose of the certificate is to authenticate the merchandise’s country of origin. Customs offices use this document to determine whether or not a preferential duty rate applies on the products being imported or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.

In most countries, Chambers of Commerce is the key agent in the delivery of Certificates of Origin. In some countries, this privilege may also be extended to other bodies such as Economic Alliance Snohomish County. The form requires the authorized signature of the local Chamber of Commerce Secretary or their designee and the seal of that organization. The descriptions and amounts on the CO must be consistent with those entered on the invoice.

CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN PROCESSING

Monday through Friday from 9AM – 3PM
808 134th Street SW, Suite 101
Everett, WA 98204

PAYMENT

Economic Alliance Snohomish County Investor

$10 per copy of Certificate of Origin
$0 for each copy/ duplicate of the Certificate of Origin

Non-Investor

$50 per Certificate of Origin
$5 for each additional copy/ duplicate of the Certificate of Origin

Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, credit card or check. Please make checks out to ‘Economic Alliance Snohomish County.’