WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN?
The Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document to certify the place of growth, production or manufacture of goods. It is required when exporting to specific countries, when requested by the consignee for customs clearance, or when it’s stipulated in a letter of credit.
The CO identifies goods and contains a certification by a government authority, or other empowered body, that the goods in question originate in a specific country. Certificates of Origin can be broadly classified into types, namely Preferential Certificates of Origin and Non-Preferential Certificates of Origin.
The issuance and acceptance of Certificates of Origin is governed by the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of Customs Procedures.
The criteria used in determining the origin of goods namely:
Manufacturers, exporters or traders must be registered with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (Companies Commission of Malaysia)
Products that are:
Manufactured in Malaysia and use 100% local content; or
Manufactured in Malaysia through a transformation process which changes the tariff code classification at six (6) digit level; or
Manufactured in Malaysia and contains at least 25% local content
WHERE TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
Sarawak Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) is authorised by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) to issue Certificates of Origin for goods exported to any country in the world. Certificates of Origin issued by SCCI are referred to as Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin.
HOW TO APPLY FOR ENDORSEMENT OF NON-PREFERENTIAL CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN
Submit the following supporting documents :-
Commercial Invoice & Packing List
Customers Export Declaration (Borang K2) and BIll of Lading/Airway Bill
Any other documents deemed necessary (where applicable)
Note: SCCI will only accept applications for endorsement of Certificates of Origin for shipment(s) within a month after the date of export. Applications for endorsement of Certificates of Origin before the date of export will not be entertained with the exception of air-shipment(s).
NB : Charges apply. Please contact the Secretariat for more information.
Source : Courtesy of MICCI