San Diego companies come to the North San Diego Business Chamber to verify Certificates of Origin. Companies that ship products overseas need this verification, which can only be obtained from a Chamber of Commerce.
The United States has numerous trade agreements with many foreign countries, and under the terms of many of these agreements, American products receive lower tariff rates. The foreign customs office verifies product qualifications for these preferential duty rates by accompanying Certificates of Origin.
Through world trade agreements on an international level, it has been determined and agreed upon by all countries that local Chambers of Commerce are reputable and in the best position to know the local companies and their product lines. In several other countries, Chamber of Commerce membership is a requirement of doing business, and is not voluntary; therefore to be a legitimate business, they must be a part of their Chamber of Commerce. In the United States, companies have the choice of being a member of their local Chamber; so this process requires additional measures to protect the integrity of the process and the Chamber’s liability.
Bringing Certificate of Origin Documents to the Chamber Office
Chamber Members – 2 free stamps per month, $25 each additional
Non-Members – $200 per stamp
- Signed Agreement of Understanding
- Completed Certificate of Origin
The staff of the North San Diego Business Chamber has the authority and right to deny the request to sign documents if they are not complete.
Any questions on this process can be directed to the Chamber staff at (858) 487-1767.