About Certificates of Origin
Some destinations require a Certificate of Origin (CO) for certain commodities. The purpose of the CO is to authenticate the country of origin of the merchandise being shipped.
Our Certificates of Free Sale are always authenticated, notarized and validated by the CTA. A scanned copy is sent upon completion. 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.
Costs: $60 for non-members
3 free per year for members
Processing time: 2-4 business days
Expedited Service Available: 1-2 business days
Why do I need a Certificate of Origin?
The CO may be required because of established Treaty arrangements, varying duty rates, and preferential duty treatment dependent on the shipment's origin.
The CO verifies the country in which the goods were manufactured, the commodity being exported and its destination. Some nations restrict imports from certain countries; many countries limit the quantity of goods that are allowed to be imported, or give preference to goods manufactured in the U.S.
About the NAFTA Certificate of Origin
This is a trilaterally agreed upon form used by Canada, Mexico, and the United States to certify that goods qualify for the preferential tariff treatment accorded by NAFTA. The Certificate of Origin must be completed by the exporter.
This document can be completed by the exporter for FREE.
Here is the latest NAFTA from for:
Canada- CBSA form B232. https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/b232-eng.html
Import documents for forms completed online, this application is designed for goods whose origin is the U.S. or Puerto Rico only. The NAFTA Certificate of Origin is available as a paperless document, which can be transmitted electronically as part of your Paperless Invoice package (where available). When shipping from the U.S. or Canada, prepare one original and two copies of the invoice.
The NAFTA Certificate of Origin must be present and attached to the commercial invoice if the shipment is valued at greater than:
-- U.S. $1,000 and is being sent to a Mexican destination from the U.S.
Shipments valued at less than the above amounts do not require a NAFTA Certificate of Origin. Instead, the customer should type the following statement on the shipment's invoice:
"I hereby certify that the good covered by this shipment qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA."
For purposes of obtaining preferential tariff treatment, this document must be completed legibly (print or type) and in full by the exporter and be in the possession of the importer at the time the declaration is made. This document may also be completed voluntarily by the producer for use by the exporter.
If you would like us to produce a NAFTA certificate on your behalf please request one here.