EASC is Your International Commodities Authenticator

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 are the key agents in the delivery of Certificates of Origin. In some countries, such as the United States, 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 Certificate of Origin must be consistent with those entered on the invoice.

Certificate of Origin Processing

For assistance with processing, please call for an appointment at (425) 743-4567
Monday through Friday from 9AM – 3PM
808 134th Street SW, Suite 101
Everett, WA 98204

Payment due at time of service

  • EASC Investor: $10 per Certificate of Origin; no cost for copies
    • Contact EASC for additional EASC Investor Benefits
  • Non-Investor: $50 per certificate of Origin; $5 per copy
  • Cash, credit card or check (made out to “Economic Alliance Snohomish County”)