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Definition of Certificate of origin

Certificate of origin Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A form showing the country of production of export shipment, frequently required by customs officials of an importing country. The certificate enables customs officials to determine which goods being imported are entitled to preferential tariff treatment. It is usually endorsed by a consular official of the country of destination at the port of shipment. (TNDOT1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Shipping Glossary
Document certifying the country of origin of goods which is normally issued or signed by a Chamber of Commerce or Embassy.
Certificate of origin Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A certificate of origin (often abbreviated to C/O, COO or CoO) is a document used in international trade. In a printed form or as an electronic document, it is completed by the exporter and certified by an recognized issuing body, attesting that the goods in a particular export shipment have been produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.

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Certificate of origin Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
A specified document certifying the country of origin of the merchandise required by certain foreign countries for tariff purposes, it sometimes requires the signature of the consul of the country to which it is destined.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Certificate of origin Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
A document containing an affidavit to prove the origin of imported goods. It is used for customs or foreign exchange purposes or both. Certificates of origin are commonly certified by an official organization in the country of origin such as a consular office or a chamber of commerce.