Definition: C/O (certificate of origin) is an essential document in import and export. C/O indicates the origin of goods produced in which territory or country. The term in English is Certificate of Origin, often abbreviated as C/O (from the Law Library).
Processes and documents required to apply for C/O:
1. Application for issuance of C/O
2. C/O form (Depending on the product type and the exporting country, the C/O officer will advise the enterprise which C/O form to buy).
- The declared C/O includes 1 original and at least 2 copies of the C/O for the C/O issuing organization, and the exporter to keep one copy each.
3. Commercial Invoice (Commercial Invoice): 1 original issued by the enterprise.
4. Customs declaration of export goods: customs procedures have been completed (1 copy with red seal, the signature of the authorized person, and stamp of "Copy of original")
5. Packing List: 1 original of DN
6. Bill of Lading (Bill of Lading): 1 copy with red seal, the signature of authorized person of enterprise and a mark of "Copy of original"
7. Import customs declaration (1 copy): if the enterprise imports raw materials and auxiliary materials from abroad; or Value-added invoice for domestic purchase and sale of raw materials: if the enterprise purchases domestic materials
8. Explanatory table of the production process: For enterprises applying for C/O for the first time or for goods applying for C/O for the first time, enterprises must explain the production steps into final products.
9. Other papers: such as Export License; Sale contract; Samples of raw materials, auxiliary materials or exported products; or other documents to prove the product's origin.