Validating a certificate of origin
When in doubt, consult with WCN World Chambers Network, an official online portal of Chambers of Commerce worldwide servicing importers and exporters ( to find their nearest chamber who may offer this service. A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document required by foreign governments that validates the country of origin of where the product was manufactured.An often used practice is that if more than 50% of the cost of producing the goods originates from one country, the “national content” is more than 50%, then, that country is acceptable as the country of origin. The Certificate of Origin form must be produced by your business, signed by the exporter, and notarized (if applicable).We require all members to fill out a yearly Indeminity Agreement form.The Chamber assumes no responsibility for the truth or accuracy of any warranty, either expressed or implied, concerning the goods, such affidavit, or any documents relating thereto.Learn more at: here to view an example of the form "The Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce has continually supported Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District's goal to provide a solid foundation for youth in our thriving community.
Note: Should you make an incorrect origin declaration or misrepresent the country of origin (too vague or deliberately confusing), the shipment may be refused, confiscated at the border, assessed a penalty fee or subject to a rigorous compliance program.The second type is Preferential COs," which enable products to benefit from a tariff reduction or exemption when they are exported to countries extending these privileges. The NAFTA Certificate of Origin is used by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to determine if imported goods are eligible to receive reduced or eliminated duty as specified by the NAFTA.