Certificate of Origin Service

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to help our members obtain a Certificate of Origin – free of charge!

Businesses shipping material to foreign countries are required to obtain a Certificate of Origin. A Certificate of Origin is a printed form used in international trade that attests that the goods in a particular export shipment have been wholly produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country. Foreign countries consider 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.


A Certificate of Origin is completed by the exporter or its agent and certified by an issuing body, and the shipment details listed on the Certificate of Origin are often dependent on trade agreements or the destination country’s regulations. The 1923 Geneva Convention named Chambers of Commerce worldwide as the official body to issue, sign, and stamp Certificates of Origin.


For additional resources on exporting and international trade, please visit Export.gov – a web portal managed by the International Trade Association, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Make an appointment today!

One of the perks of Chamber membership is that the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is able to assist our members with obtaining a Certificate of Origin at no charge.

In order to ensure that the proper Chamber staff members will be present to assist and sign the documents without any unnecessary delays, we ask that you reach out to us to make an appointment at 740-593-9353 or admin@athenschamber.com