Any and all Certificates of Origin and additional papers submitted to the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce are to be filled out truthfully and the products named on the Certificate of Origin are manufactured in the United States of America and are of United States of America origin.
Certificate Of Origin Policy
Please adhere to the following steps to ensure timely processing of your Certificates of Origin:
The Chamber staff member has the right of refusal for any document that they feel does not meet the Plymouth Area Chamber’s guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a number of reasons why governments require a Certificate of Origin. The United States has numerous trade agreements with many foreign countries, and under the terms of many of these agreements, American products receive lower tariff rates. The foreign customs office verifies product qualifications for these preferential duty rates by accompanying Certificates of Origin. Also, some countries have banned certain products from countries that have been caught dumping. The Certificate of Origin helps prove that the product is allowed into that particular country.
Through world trade agreements on an international level, it has been determined and agreed upon by all countries that local Chambers of Commerce are reputable, and are in the best position to know the local companies and their product lines. In several other countries, Chamber of Commerce membership is a requirement of doing business, and is not voluntary.
Only the principals or their duly authorized signatories or agent. Principals include in the case of a sole trader, by the proprietor himself; in the case of a partnership, by a partner of the firm; in the case of a corporate body, by a director or the Secretary. Alternatively, declarations may be signed by an authorized agent of the principal.
Answers from the International Certificate of Origin Guidelines published by the World Chambers Federation and the International Chamber of Commerce. “International Certificate of Origin Guidelines” booklet available at http://store.iccbooksusa.net/
The responsibility to comply with the requirements of the importing company rests with the Exporter – not the Chamber. It is also the exporter’s responsibility to obtain the Certificate of Origin, in accordance with the buyer’s or country of import requirement.
Chamber Members – $10 per stamp, $300 bulk rate
Non-Members – $50 per stamp, $800 bulk rate
If you need a Certificate of Origin issued by the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, please: