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Certificate of Origin

In today's global economy, the Certificate of Origin (COO) plays a crucial role in ensuring that goods meet the specific requirements and regulations set by importing countries. These documents are essential for verifying the origin of goods and optimizing customs processes, making them indispensable for companies looking to navigate effectively through international trade regulations and customs requirements.

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What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin is an official document that confirms the country of origin of a product. It is used internationally to certify the origin of the goods and is a critical component in international trade and customs procedures.

The Certificate of Origin is issued by the regional Chambers of Commerce in Sweden and is non-preferential, meaning that the goods listed on the document do not qualify for reduced tariffs or other customs benefits in the importing country.

Validity and Post-Issuance

A issued Certificate of Origin is valid for four months. If the goods are still in transit or have not reached their destination after this period, a new certificate must be issued. It is also possible to issue the certificate retrospectively, up to three months back, which must be indicated when applying.

Alternative Shipper


If the exporter and the seller are not the same company, the certificate can be issued on behalf of another shipper. In this case, it is important to state the exporter's company name followed by "on behalf of" and the actual shipper's name and address.

Countries Requiring a Certificate of Origin


Some countries require a Certificate of Origin for imports. If you are unsure whether the certificate is needed for a specific country, it is recommended to contact the Chambers of Commerce for guidance.

Certificate for Each Shipment


A new Certificate of Origin must be issued for each individual shipment. This ensures that each shipment meets the current requirements and regulations applicable at the time of export.

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Features and Benefits of Certificates of Origin

Customs Management

Customs authorities use Certificates of Origin to determine tariffs, trade quotas, and trade preferences.

Trade Policy Purposes

Enables participation in international trade agreements and procurement.

 

Customer Confidence

Builds trust with customers and business partners by verifying the origin of goods.

Risk Minimization

Reduces the risk of complications and issues at border crossings.

Tax Benefits

Certain trade agreements and preferential systems can provide tax benefits for goods with Certificates of Origin.

Tullify: Your Partner in Certificates of Origin

At Tullify, we specialize in facilitating the issuance of Certificates of Origin. Our expertise ensures that your goods are correctly classified and that all necessary details are filled out according to international standards. With our support, you can expect a smooth and hassle-free process, allowing you to focus on your core business and growth.

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Application Process for Certificates of Origin

  • Document Preparation: Gather all necessary documents that verify the origin of the goods.

  • Application: Carefully complete the application with all relevant details.

  • Submission: Submit the application to the regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • Review: The Chamber of Commerce reviews the application and issues the certificate.

  • Delivery: The certificate is delivered to the exporter.

Frequently Asked Questions About Certificates of Origin

Does the product need to have Swedish origin?

No, the product's country of origin can be any, as long as the origin can be proven. If the goods have multiple countries of origin, all must be stated in the application.

Who should prepare the certificate?

The exporter is responsible for preparing the certificate, unless otherwise agreed.

How long is the certificate valid?

The certificate is valid for four months from the date of issuance.

Can the certificate be issued retrospectively?

Yes, the certificate can be backdated up to three months. The date must be indicated in the "message to the Chamber of Commerce" in the application.

Can I specify a different sender on the certificate than ourselves?

Yes, if the exporter and the seller are different parties, enter "your company name" followed by "on behalf of" and the other company's name and address.

Which countries require a Certificate of Origin?

If you are unsure whether the certificate is needed, contact the Chambers of Commerce for guidance.

Do I need to issue a Certificate of Origin for each shipment?

Yes, a new certificate must be issued for each shipment to ensure that each consignment meets the current requirements and regulations at the time of export.

Contact and More Information

For more information about Certificates of Origin and how Tullify can help your company navigate the complexities of global trade efficiently, visit our website or contact us directly. Our experts are ready to ensure that your international business operations are smooth and cost-effective.

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