The Export Assistance Network at The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce can provide Certificates of Free Sale and Certificates of Origin to both members and non-members (cost associated for non-members). A Certificate of Origin is an international trade document that attests that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. A Certificate of Origin document is the responsibility of the exporter as are any other requirements of the importing country. There are two types of Certificates of Origin, preferential and non-preferential. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce can only issue non-preferential Certificates of Origin because the preferential Certificates of Origin have different requirements since they coincide with Free Trade Agreements such as the new NAFTA, the USMCA.
Certificates of Free Sale is the other type of document that the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce can issue companies. This document is evidence that goods, such as food items, cosmetics, biologics, or medical devices are legally sold or distributed in the open market, freely without restriction, and approved by the regulatory authorities in the country of origin (United States).
For export documentation questions or to learn more about how the Export Assistance Network at The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce can assist you with your exporting needs, please contact Sabrina D’Onofrio at 419-243-8191 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sabrina D'Onofrio, CGBP, CBA
Sabrina D’Onofrio joined the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Center in 2012. Sabrina is now the Export Assistance Network (EAN) Director and covers 18 counties in Northwest Ohio. Sabrina has regular communication with the other 6 Export Assistance Network Directors in the state to discuss questions or gather information in order to best serve clients in Ohio.