Types of Certificates of Origin

Some countries require certificates of origin (EEC, Arab or Eur.1) and other special documents to be used for the buyers to import goods through their local customs. Not supplying required special documents may prevent your goods being allowed to be imported, importer may incur extra costs, penalties and the cargo could be destroyed or returned to origin

It’s the buyers responsibility to inform the suppliers what if any special documentaion they need to import into their country. However, it’s adviseable to ask the buyers if any special documentation is required as part of your original pro-forma quotation. by doing this, when the buyer advises of any required special documents, then suppliers/sellers can add the costs of these documents to their pro-forma quote.

Your freight/logistics agent can advise what documents are normally required to most countries, however, it’s best the buyers confirm this, as some buyers may have special arrangements, where they can import into their country, without normal required special documents.

Alternatively, you can apply to your local Chamber of Commerce to produce your required Certificate of Origin.

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