2017 Fee Schedule and Guidelines for Certificates of Origin

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Certificates of Origin (COs) 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.

Fees for in office processing

Members

  • $10.00 per Certificate of Origin up to 20 items or per set (a “set” is one Certificate and one invoice or Bill of Lading.)
  • $4.00 per additional copy to be stamped and/or signed, this fee is for each additional copy, not per set
  • $5.00 per additional 20 items
  • $25.00 same day rush fee

Non-Members

  • $25.00 per Certificate of Origin up to 20 items or per set (a set is one Certificate and one invoice or Bill of Lading.)
  • $5.00 per additional copy to be stamped and/or signed, this fee is for each additional copy, not per set 
  • $5.00 per additional 20 items
  • $25.00 same day rush fee

Certificates of Free Sale

  • $85.00 per Certificate of Free Sale
  • Call 813.228.7777 for more details on Certificate of Free Sale processing

Processing Hours

The hours for processing Certificates of Origin are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Services are not available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily or on holidays and other office closings. Please call ahead for staff availability. The standard processing timeframe for authenticating Certificates of Origin is 24 hours.  Depending on the complexity and length of the Certificate of Origin, same day service may not be available. If it is imperative that your Certificate is processed immediately, a rush fee will be charged.

If you have not provided an email address to us, please email Vicki Dunn at vdunn@tampachamber.com to ensure that you receive notifications of upcoming office holidays and closings.


The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 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.

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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.