What is Certificate of Origin

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document confirming that the goods in a particular shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.


There are 2 major types of CO:

  • Preferential CO: Click for details


  • Non-preferential CO: Click for details


  • COs may be requested by importing countries' Customs Departments, importers, freight forwarders or banks (for letter of credit clearance).


    The Singapore International Chamber of Commerce is authorized to issue the non-preferential CO (known as Ordinary CO).