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Certificate of Origin

It is common that a certificate of origin is required for goods to be exported. Certificates of Origin are used worldwide to certify the origin of goods.

For exports to many countries outside the European Union, a Certificate of Origin is required. Foreign authorities may, among other reasons, wish to see a formal certificate of the origin of the goods for trade policy or statistical purposes. The certificate may also be required for trade within the EU if the goods are to be further exported by your customer.

Rules for Determining the Origin of Goods

The rules for determining the origin of a product in a certificate of origin for exports from the EU are compiled in a guidance document published by the chamber of commerce organization Eurochambres. According to the rules, goods can acquire origin in two ways – either they have been entirely produced in a country and therefore obtain their origin there. Or they have been manufactured in two or more countries, or with materials from multiple countries.

• Goods wholly produced in a single country

Goods that can be considered wholly obtained in one country are primarily various types of raw materials, such as iron mined in a Swedish mine or timber produced from locally grown forests.

• Goods manufactured in two or more countriesr

Goods that have been manufactured in more than one country obtain their origin where the goods underwent the last substantial processing using equipment designed for that purpose. The processing should result in the production of a new product or be a significant step in the manufacturing process.

• Minimal Processing

For goods to acquire their origin through processing, they must always be more than minimally processed. Some examples of processing that do not change the origin of goods include simple assembly, attaching labels or tags, and actions to preserve goods in good condition during transport and storage.

Read more in the guidance document below on how to determine the origin of the goods you are exporting

Guidance for Determining the Origin of Goods to be Exported

”Eurochambres guidelines on rules of non-preferential origin – export of goods from the EU”.

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Documents Verifying the Origin

A company applying for a certificate of origin should have access to documents that verify that the goods have the origin stated in the certificate. Such documents may include manufacturing certificates, supplier declarations, certificates of origin, and invoices.

Do you have questions? Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist you.

Price List for Certificates and Certificates

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Apply for a Certificate of Origin Digitally with TradePort

All applications for certificates of origin are done digitally through TradePort. When you submit your application, you can choose between ‘DIY’ and ‘Full Service.’ DIY means that you receive electronic certification and print the documents yourself. Full Service means that we at Stockholm’s Chamber of Commerce print and stamp the certificates.

Once the certificates are issued, you will receive a notification via email. If you have chosen for us to print the documents, you can pick them up at our office at Regeringsgatan 29, Monday – Friday, from 13:00 to 15:00.

If you wish to have invoices or other documents related to your certificate displayed at the same time, you can upload them when you submit your application through TradePort. You can also receive invoices and other export documents even if you are not applying for a certificate of origin.

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Do you need assistance? Please contact us:

Department of International Trade

Phone: 08-555 100 20