A Certificate of Origin (CoO) document proves that an import/export was processed, manufactured, or produced in a particular country. If you import many products from Rongqi to the UK, you will need a CoO for each product.
Most countries need a CoO for customs clearance, to determine what duties may be relevant. A CoO includes standard information, like:
- the exporter’s details,
- The buyer’s details,
- shipment routing, and
- A description of the goods.
It also includes two additional sections:
- Exporter Declaration – The exporter’s letter to the inspector vouching for product details and the country of manufacture.
- Inspection Certificate – completed by a state employee or an outsourced agency proving that the goods were inspected.
Your freight forwarder will most likely request that the CoO be accompanied by the Shipper’s Letter of Instruction, just in case the items are banned from import or additional documentation is required.