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Certificate of Origin (COO)

What is Certificate of Origin (COO)?

A certificate of origin or COO is a document issued by the exporter and used in international trade transactions to authenticate that the product sold or shipped was manufactured in a particular country.

Are there any specific requirements for a certificate of origin?

While many countries do not have specific requirements for a certificate of origin, other countries demand strict format and content third party certifications, and more. These forms are submitted to customs at the destination, as proof of country of origin. This often results in preferential treatment, due to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which in this case, lowers the duties if the origin and destination companies partake in it.

What is a Country of Origin

Country of Origin is a term referring to the country of manufacture, production, or growth of any article of foreign origin entering the United States. Some terms may apply as a result of international policy, such as NAFTA and others. 

Even if only part of the manufacturing or assembly takes place in a certain country, the product may be considered to be from that origin. For more information, read Rules of Origin.

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