Certificate of Origin

Does your company send products overseas or to foreign countries? Do these countries require a Certificate of Origin stamp from the Chamber? If so, the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is here to help. With your membership we provide Certificate of Origin stamps at a discounted cost to our Chamber members (stamps are also available to non-members). Simply click the “essCert” button below for the online certification program and set up an account to get started.

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Benefits of Online Certifications

• essCert service quickly speeds up document turnaround time meaning fewer delays, as all documents are certified and returned in minutes rather than hours
• Eliminate courier/mail costs as exporters no longer need to come to Chamber offices
• Significantly reduce data re-entry
• Significantly reduce the risk of liability & fraud
• Receive real-time notifications regarding certificate acceptance or rejection
• Reduce shipment delays
• Industry standard, designed to work for all types of electronic submissions
• Online export document application designs match the look and feel of the original paper-based documents ensuring a smooth transition to online-use

Services Provided

  • Issues Certificates of Origin – Yes
  • Available to Members Only – No
  • Member Fee for Certificate – None
  • Non-Member Fee for Certificate – $250
  • Membership cost – starting at $375
  • E-Certification Availability – No
  • Made-in-USA Certification Availability – Yes
  • Non-U.S. Certification Availability – No

Some History on Certificate of Origins

• Certificates of Origin were established in 1923 by the Geneva Convention and due to the widespread network of Chambers of Commerce, they were selected to do Certificates of Origin for businesses.
• Country of Turkey – by law companies must join the Chamber – either the business is a Chamber member or they are a black market business
• What does a Certificate of Origin mean to exporters – that the product doesn’t get stuck in customs, their banks use it to verify documents when payment is letter of credit, the product goes into a foreign country at a lower tariff or duty or no duty rate is applied to the product which could save the company 3-7%