Obtain a Certificate of Origin
This is a trilaterally agreed upon form used by Canada, Mexico, and the United States to certify that goods qualify for the preferential tariff treatment accorded by NAFTA. The Certificate of Origin must be completed by the exporter. A producer or manufacturer may also complete a certificate of origin in a NAFTA territory to be used as a basis for an Exporter's Certificate of Origin. To make a claim for NAFTA preference, the importer must possess a certificate of origin at the time the claim is made.
The El Dorado Hills Chamber will certify Certificates of Origin for current members of the El Dorado Hills Chamber only.
For our current members requiring this certification, the following must be met:
- The company must have a letter on file with the Chamber, on official company letterhead.
- The letter must describe the type of product(s) they manufacture for export.
- The company letter must provide the names of the company officers, and their Federal ID number.
- The company must permit representatives of the El Dorado Hills Chamber to visit the manufacturing area.
- Each request for a Certificate of Origin must be accompanied by a manufacturer’s invoice or shipping affidavit or other documentation that will describe the goods to be exported. The origin, unless specifically denoted should be “Made in the USA”.
- The company must provide and complete its own Certificates of Origin.
The Chamber staff person handling the Certification shall stamp each request with a disclaimer and also crimp and sign where necessary.