Certificates of Origin

What is a Certificate of Origin?
A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document which states the origin of goods being exported. Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining what duty will be assessed on the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.

Who needs it?
Exporters. Certificates of Origin may be needed to comply with Letters of Credit, import Customs requirements or a buyer’s request.

Documents needed:

  • Certificate of Origin: A completed Certificate of Origin.
  • Commercial Invoice: A commercial invoice that matches the items listed on the Certificate of Origin.
  • Bill of Lading or Air Waybill (shipping documentation): These documents may also be necessary to verify information provided on the Certificate of Origin and in some cases may be used in lieu of a commercial invoice.
  • Notarization: Notarization is not legally required for Certificates of Origin, however some shippers or consignees may require it. There is a notary available on-site at the Chamber should you need their services.
  • Payment: Certificates will not be processed without payment. Credit cards, check or cash are accepted at the office.

The Salt Lake Chamber offers Certificates of Origin at the Chamber offices for a fee of $10 per certificate for members. $15 for non-members.

Certificates are processed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


  • Saves Money – cut courier costs
  • Saves time – eliminate paper-based processes
  • Fast turnaround times
  • Increased compliance and record keeping

The Salt Lake Chamber offers eCertify for a fee of $15 for members. $30 for non-members.

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For more information contact the Chamber at (801) 364-3631 or info@slchamber.com 
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