Certificate of Origin

What it's about
The Certificate of Origin verifies the country in which the product was manufactured.

The product being exported and its destination country determine if the Certificate of Origin is required. Some countries restrict imports from certain countries, many countries limit the quantity of goods that are allowed to be imported, and some countries give preference to goods manufactured in a certain country.

If your product qualifies as having originated in North America, use the NAFTA Certificate of Orgin (see below) for shipments to Canada and Mexico. For more information on determining NAFTA Rules of Origin, go to FedEx® Crossborder Solutions.

To determine if your shipment requires a Certificate of Origin, use the Find International Documents tool on FedEx® Global Trade Manager or call 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339 and say "international services." FedEx can prepare your Certificate of Origin for a fee; for more information, call 1.866.684.6023 or e-mail us at preparecoo@mail.fedex.com.

What's required on it
If your shipment requires a Certificate of Origin, one original is required. The descriptions and amounts on the Certificate of Origin must be consistent with those entered on the Commercial Invoice. Most countries accept a generic Certificate of Origin form that includes the following information:

  1. The shipper's name and address.

  2. The recipient’s name and address.

  3. The product’s parts or serial numbers.

  4. The number of packages, boxes or crates in the shipment.

  5. The gross and net weight of the shipment.

  6. A complete and accurate description of the contents of the shipment.

  7. The country of origin of the contents of the shipment.

  8. The completed Certificate of Origin must be validated and notarized by a local chamber of commerce.

Don’t forget, you can use the FedEx Document Preparation Center on FedEx® Global Trade Manager to complete the Certificate of Origin.