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What is Certificate of Origin ?
Certificate of Origin is the document that certifies the origin of the country where the exported goods are manufactured originally. Most of the cases, the buyer needs only the certificate issued by the local chamber of commerce.
So why this certificate is such an important document for customs clearance?
This certificate is required for customs clearance of imported goods. Actually, a particular country may set different “Duty rate” for same product import from a different country. This depends on the government policies of importing country and with the relationships of the exporting country.
Origin does not refer to the country from which the goods were shipped, but to the country in which they were produced/manufactured originally.
If the products were manufactured in two or more countries, the origin is achieved in the country where the last work or the economically justifiable process is carried out.
It is common practice that if more than 50% of the cost of producing the goods (total EXW price) comes from one country (this including originating materials, labour and profit) this country is accepted as the country of origin.
When is Certificate of Origin required? (CofO)
The certificate of origin is only required if you are exporting goods to another country. Unfortunately, there are different rules for the requirements of the certificate of origin in each country.
Some countries are satisfied with an origin declaration printed on the company's letterhead. In other countries, the certificate of origin must be notarized, certified by a local chamber of commerce and legalized by the trading section of its own consulate. These latter requirements apply to many countries in the Middle East.