of Origin

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.



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.