WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COO'S
A Certificate of Origin (COO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. It is also a declaration by the exporter. 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. The 1923 Geneva Convention named Chambers of Commerce the official body to issue, sign and stamp Certificates of Origin worldwide.
Certificate of Origin requests will be processed by appointment only Monday through Friday and authorized at the chamber’s office located at 625 S 4th St Renton, WA 98057
. Requestors are urged to submit COOs 2-3 business days in advance to allow time for processing. COO requests are coordinated by Diane Dobson at (425) 226-4560
. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.