FTA and Origin Management

Unlocking the full potential
of free trade agreements

At CATTS, we understand the challenges in successfully managing FTAs, the origin of goods, and taking full advantage of preferential trade. The determination of origin can be complex and time-consuming, and it is subject to a wide range of rules and regulations that can vary depending on the specific free trade agreement or other preferential trade arrangements that apply.

This complexity, combined with a huge demand for expertise and a lack of internal capacity, can create obstacles. Failing to properly manage origin results in missed duty savings opportunities, compliance risks, and other problems.

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What is a certificate of origin?

A certificate of origin is a document that is used to certify the country of origin of goods being traded in international commerce. The certificate of origin is typically issued by the chamber of commerce in the country where the goods are manufactured, and it is used to confirm that the goods being traded are indeed of the country of origin indicated on the certificate. The certificate of origin is often required by customs officials in the importing country in order to determine the applicable tariffs, taxes, and other trade-related fees that may be levied on the goods. In some cases, the certificate of origin may also be used to determine whether the goods are eligible for certain trade agreements or other preferential treatment.

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