Fee Schedule and Guidelines for Certificates of Origin

Certificates of Origin are international trade documents used to determine the origin of goods for official, commercial and financial reasons. The 1923 Geneva Convention named Chambers of Commerce the official body to issue, sign and stamp Certificates of Origin worldwide. These certificates are prepared by exporting companies (or their agents, known as freight forwarders) to show where their products were made.

The Tampa Bay Chamber no longer authenticates Certificates of Origin or Free Sale Certificates in-person or via email. All applications must be processed online.

The Tampa Bay Chamber has specific requirements for authentication of Certificates of Origin and other trade-related documents.

An Affidavit of U.S. or Non-U.S. Origin must accompany the Certificate of Origin and invoice or bill of lading. Please read the document in the requirements link below, in its entirety.

To download a generic Certificate of Origin, visit www.export.gov. Special certificates are needed for countries with which the United States has special trade agreements, such as NAFTA Certificates of Origin.

The U.S. Department of Commerce has prepared a basic guide to exporting. For information on preparing export documentation, including Certificates of Origin, see Chapter 10.

Create An Online Account

To create an online account please contact Ann-Marie Slevin, Operations Manager, essCert
https://www.esscert.com
973-689-2620
Annmarie.slevin@esscert.com

Fees for Online Processing

Members

  • $35.00 per Certificate of Origin up to 20 items or per set (a “set” is one Certificate and one invoice or Bill of Lading.)
  • $10.00 per Certified Attachment
  • $35.00 per Miscellanous task

Non-Members

  • $65.00 per Certificate of Origin up to 20 items or per set (a set is one Certificate and one invoice or Bill of Lading.)
  • $10.00 per Certified Attachment
  • $85.00 per Miscellaneous task

Certificates of Free Sale

  • $90.00 per Certificate of Free Sale
  • Call 813.228.7777 for more details on Certificate of Free Sale processing