Certificate of Origin


The Saint John Board of Trade can certify a variety of documents. The most common being Certificates of Origin. A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document attesting that goods exported in a shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs may be requested by customs administrations, importers, freight forwarders or banks for clearance of letters of credit. The issuance of a CO is an important function for chambers of commerce as many countries view chambers of commerce as credible organizations and require that they authenticate documents with their stamp or seal.

To have your document certified, bring it into the Saint John Board of Trade office. The cost is $10 for a set of documents ($20 for non-members).