certificate of origin

  

Definition

Document that certifies a shipment's country of origin. It is used between members of a trading block or where special privileges are granted to goods produced in certain countries. Certificate of origin is commonly issued by a trade promotion office, or a chamber of commerce in the exporting country. Also called declaration of origin.

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  • With the brand new shipment came a certificate of origin which told our business exactly where this thing came from.

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  • If you are wanting to deliver this package to the United States of America you are first going to need to obtain a certificate of origin from the chamber of commerce.

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  • You may want to ask for a certificate of origin so that you know what you are getting is the real authentic version.

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