The ICC Guide to Authenticate Certificates of Origin for Chambers of Commerce
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In today’s ever-changing trade landscape, providing eCO (eCertificates of Origin) has become a necessity. By innovating and digitalising processes, chambers can provide a higher quality of service to all parties involved in a transaction and also:
Core CO data is uploaded to the ICC Verification website – a secured platform where a unique CO number and the chamber’s accreditation code can be entered to authenticate an eCO.
Basic references made available to customs authorities include:
If a CO number is not issued by an accredited chamber, an immediate notification will be directly displayed on the ICC Verification website – should they be members of the CO Accreditation Chain.
For CO not bearing ICC’s official CO label, chambers are encouraged to invest in developing a verification tool or simply to join the Accreditation Chain.
Chambers are regarded as highly reliable sources and do not compromise on:
The CO Guidelines aim to provide an overview of the latest developments, most notably regarding the digitalisation of the CO process. The universal set of international procedures, supplemented with samples and best practices, are an indispensable and comprehensive guide for chamber wanting to:
What is ICC WCF’s International CO Accreditation Chain?
The International CO Accreditation Chain represents another facet of ICC and its WCF commitment to harmonising the issuing processes of CO globally. For chambers, being part of the Accreditation Chain reinforces and promotes their central role as essential trade and service facilitators.
Members of the Accreditation Chain have access to a range of tailored services including:
Three reasons to become a member:
To learn more on the Accreditation Chain, please visit Certificates of Origin Accreditation Chain.