Certificates of Origin
The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce has now partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to provide a fast, easy and effective way to obtain Certificates of Origin. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce uses an online platform called TradeCert that allows clients to apply for Certificates of Origin from the comfort of their office.
TradeCert offers two options:
- Full Service; the CCC will print however many colored copies you need of the CO, packing list and invoice and affix their ink signature and stamp on the documents and courier it to you.
- DIY; once submitted, the CCC will approve the documents, including a digital signature and stamp. Clients will then receive an email that their documents have been approved and are ready to print. You can then login to your account and print however many colored copies you need from your computer.
As a member of the GNCC, you benefit from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s member rates.
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Get your certificate of origin today!
In partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer the services of TradeCert Canada — a simple, secure and timesaving solution to certificates of origin.
Already registered? Please log in here:
Haven’t registered yet? Just three simple steps!
- Download the Letter of Waiver Form
- Scan* your completed, notarized Letter of Waiver, accompanied by your company’s business registration to email@example.com
- Once your documents are received, we will create your company profile and email your login details.
Important Note: If you are the manufacturer of the goods you intend to export, please send us a notarized Manufacturer’s Declaration, as the Chamber requires proof of origin for all goods listed on a Certificate of Origin.
For a complete list of accepted proof of origin, please click here.
TradeCert Canada Benefits:
TradeCert Canada’s interface is easy to navigate.
Efficient and Cost-effective
Reduced travel time and courier costs—no need to travel to your local chamber.
Ease of Access
Just need a printer and a WIFI connection. That’s it!
Client address book and copy features for repetitive applications.
Multiple Document Uploads
Supporting documents can be uploaded and certified.
Verification website for foreign authorities.
Members: $35 plus tax
Non-members: $45 plus tax
Manual signatures and stamps:
Members: $45 plus tax
Non-members: $55 plus tax
Courier fee: $30 tax incl.
*Please note that the original notarized letter of waiver and manufacturer’s declaration (when applicable) will subsequently have to be mailed to:
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
1700 – 275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H9
Attn: Document Certification Services
Exporters that frequently have documents certified often find the notarization process costly and time consuming. An alternative to notarization of documents is through a letter of waiver obtained from the shipper (i.e., manufacturer or exporter) or her/his agent. The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce allows companies that are frequent users of our service to place a letter of waiver on file stating that they take responsibility for the documents that they present to us.
Certificate of Origin
A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document attesting that goods exported in a shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs may be requested by customs administrations, importers, freight forwarders or banks for clearance of letters of credit. The issuance of a CO is an important function for chambers of commerce as many countries view chambers of commerce as credible organizations and require that they authenticate documents with their stamp or seal. Find out more about Certificates of Origin from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
- Certificate of Origin Form [Fillable PDF and Blank Options]
- Certificate of Origin Guide
- Certificates of Origin General Info
- Certificate of Origin – GNCC Letter of Waiver
Please check our Community Calendar to ensure that our office is open if you require an endorsement for your Certificate of Origin. We strive to ensure that this benefit is open to our members during our regular office hours, but our office occasionally closes due to events or other reasons. Times at which Certificates of Origin will not be available are indicated on our calendar in purple.
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