Certificate of Origin

Tags: Glossary

A document showing where the product or good was manufactured.

Ready to get started?

Al Sharqi Shipping is a leader in the logistics industry with more than 30 years of experience in guiding and moving freight across the globe.

What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an international trade document that declares the specific shipment is wholly manufactured, produced, and obtained in a specific country. In short, this certificate shows the nationality of the product, and it is a step taken by the exporter to satisfy the requirements of customs and trade. 


The Certificate of Origin is of two types: Preferential and Non-Preferential. 


The preferential one shows that the cargo being exported is subject to reduced tariffs or other exemptions. Whereas the non-preferential CO is a common certificate generated for the products that have no preferential treatment. 

Related Glossary terms

Share the Article