Our Certificates of Free Sale are always dully authenticated by an Apostille from the Secretary of State, notarized and validated by the CTA. A scanned copy is emailed upon completion of the document. Our Certificates can be issued for products and companies from all 50 states and territories. In addition, all certificates carry a unique holographic tracking number to allow foreign custom offices, clients, or yourself to verify authenticity.
Foreign governments require a "Certificate of Free Sale", sometimes referred to as a "Certificate of Export" or "Certificate to Foreign Governments" when companies import products.
The Certificate of Free Sale is evidence that goods, such as cosmetics, dietary supplements, infant formulas, foods (includes vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbals), food additives, plant and dairy foods and beverages, are legally sold or distributed in the open market, freely without restriction, and approved by the regulatory authorities in the country of origin. I.e., United States.
Cost: $85 for non-members
$35 for members
Processing time: 5-7 business days
Expedited Service Available: 1-2 business days
1) A written declaration from the manufacturer.
A written declaration from your company if you are the manufacturer stating that the products are manufactured in the United States.
2) Copies of invoices showing the sale/distribution of each product to a U.S. customer.
The invoices should be dated within the last 12 months and the product names must be the same as how they will appear on the certificate. For example, if you sell lipstick to Whole Foods Market, a copy of a paid invoice to Whole Foods can be provided to us to fulfill this requirement.
3) A list of all SKU’s and product description in MS Excel or Word.
This list MUST match the items in your invoice.
Kuwait requires all documents to be Authenticated by the US Dept. of State and by the Kuwait Embassy before they are accepted. Therefore, these certificates need a $20 check from the requesting company for us to send along with the Free Sale Certificate for federal authentication.
Please make checks payable to the U.S. Department of State and send to our above address. This check must have your company name and printed address that matches the company and address on the certificate.
Due to the increased authorizations necessary a FSC for Kuwait costs $250 and is typically completed in 6-8 weeks.
Vietnam always requires an embassy authentication and particular format. These certificates are $250 and are typically completed in 2-3 weeks.
Countries that require special authentications:
Vietnam & Kuwait.
An invoice will be issued once we review your request with a pay by card option to pay online or you can mail a check to:
California Trade Alliance 2321 E. 4th Street, #C318, Santa Ana, CA 92705.