Certificate of Origin (CO)

What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document required by foreign governments that validates the country of origin of where the product was manufactured. Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining what duty will be assessed on the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all. This certificate authenticates these actions.


Origin does not refer to the country where the goods were shipped from, but to the country where they were made.  In the event the products were manufactured in two or more countries, origin is obtained in the country where the last substantial economically justified work or process is carried out.  An often used practice is that if more than 50% of the cost of producing the goods originates from one country, the “national content” is more than 50%, then, that country is acceptable as the country of origin.


What is the process?

The Certificate of Origin form must be produced by your business, signed by the exporter, and notarized (if applicable). We require all members to fill out a yearly Indeminity Agreement form. Once this process is completed, bring the form(s) to the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce office (650 Douglas Blvd., Roseville) for a final validation by receiving an authorized signature and our chamber seal.


Certificate of Origin Requirements

  • Business/Exporter must be located in California
  • Must be a member of the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce


This benefit is included with your Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Roseville Area Chamber, and taking advantage of our list of opportunities, give us a call at (916) 783-8136 or click here to join now.

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The Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce, a recognized Chamber of Commerce under the laws of the State of California, certifies that, according to the best of its knowledge and belief, the products named in the document originated in the United States of America.  This certification is made solely in reliance on the exporter’s representation and not on the basis of independent verification by the Chamber.  The Chamber assumes no responsibility for the truth or accuracy of any warranty, either expressed or implied, concerning the goods, such affidavit, or any documents relating thereto.

Learn more at: www.export.gov

Click here to view an example of the form