Certificates of Origin

A Certificate of Origin (CO) confirms the ‘nationality’ of a product and serves as a declaration to satisfy customs or trade requirements. COs are mostly required for customs clearance procedures to determine duties or legitimacy of imports.

For further information please contact

  • Julie SONLADUANGCHANHLead, Origin Certification+33 1 4953 2833Contact by email

Certificates of Origin certifies that goods in a shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.  Local chambers have the unique position to operate as the natural and trusted agent in issuing COs, which can issue two types: 

  • Non-Preferential COs – known as ‘Normal COs’ for goods that not subject to preferential treatment.  
  • Preferential COs – issued for goods subject to reduced tariffs or exemptions and tend to be associated with Regional Trade Agreements.  

Certificates of Origin Guidelines

Universal set of procedures for issuing and attesting COs. 

Certificates of Origin verification website 

Online tool for customs authorities to verify the authenticity of COs. 

ICC Genesis

Digital trade tool to obtain certification of origin statement on invoice declarations. 

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