Certificate of Origin is a document issued at the request of the exporter or his/her legal representative to determine the origin of an exported goods by the authorized unit issuing this certificate. Identifying the origin of an exported commodity is a complex and controversial process in terms of customs standards, but it is a fundamental basis for setting tariffs and other important indicators of cross-border trade.
Although the issue of certificates of origin dates back many years, the issuance of these documents became common with the enactment of customs facilitation regulations, along with the approval of other export documents in 1923 following the formation of the Geneva International Convention. Accordingly, governments were allowed to form appropriate organizations for the issuance of certificates of origin in the national territory under their sovereignty.
Under Article 11 of the 1923 Geneva Convention, governments can authorize and mandate the process of issuing certificates of origin to qualified NGOs. Therefore, the responsibility of issuing certificates of origin in most countries has been delegated to chambers of commerce, on the one hand, due to the extensive network of chambers of commerce and the facilities provided by them, and on the other hand due to the good reputation and credibility of chambers in providing services to traders.
The Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for recognizing the need to issue a certificate of origin for an exported goods, but only the importer of the goods knows whether there is a need to obtain such a certificate in practice.
Services provided by Kerman Chamber Certificate of Origin:
- Issuance of certificates of origin and form A;
- Confirmation of signing of commercial documents such as sales invoice, trade list, international contracts, health certificate, phytosanitary certificate, inspection certificate, end-user certificate, etc.;
- Inquiry of foreign certificates of origin at the request of traders;
- Notice of inquiry from customs administrations and chambers of commerce of other countries regarding the certificates of origin issued;
- Providing advice to traders on how to issue a certificate of origin, verifying commercial documents, and performing all export processes in person and by phone.