Certificates of Origin

A Certificate of Origin is required by some countries for all products or only for certain products. In many cases, you can print a statement of origin on your company letterhead. You should verify with your buyer and/or your freight forwarder to see whether a Certificate of Origin is required.

  • Certificate of Origin template
  • Reference the “What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About U.S. Rules of Origin
    covering preferential and non-preferential rules of origin, issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Effective January 10, 2018, U.S. exporters to Israel are no longer required to provide Israeli authorities a hard copy Certificate of Origin (commonly referred to as the “Green Form” or “Form A”). Instead, U.S. exporters or the producers are required to complete and sign the U.S. Origin Invoice Declaration. Click here for details
  • Some countries require that Certificate of Origin be notarized, certified by local chamber of commerce and legalized by the commercial section of the consulate of the destination country. For certain Middle Eastern countries, the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce may also provide such services.
  • If you need help with any Certificates of Origin related to free trade agreements, such as NAFTA, please contact our office.
Survey of Chambers (2015)

Every few years we survey the Chambers of Commerce in our region to ask them what types of services they provide for Certificates of Origin and what they charge. The list below contains costs for Chamber members vs. non-members, and whether manual stamping of electronic verification is available. We found that there does not seem to be a geographical limitation for Chamber service areas, but we suggest to contact the Chamber directly if you have any questions. Please note that this is not a complete list, but rather an overview of the Chambers that have responded.

Chambers of Commerce in the Southcentral PA Region
Name of Chamber Phone # Chamber Website Cost of Certificate Process
Carlisle Chamber of Commerce 717-243-4515 carlislechamber.org/ Members: Free,

Non-Members: $5

Gettysburg-Adams County Area Chamber of Commerce 717-334-8151 gettysburg-chamber.org/ Free Stamping
Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce 717-264-7101 chambersburg.org/ Free Stamping
Greater Reading Chamber Alliance 610-376-6766 greaterreading.org Members: $10

Non-Members: $32

Hanover Chamber of Commerce 717-637-6130 hanoverchamber.com/ Members: Free,

Non-Members: $15

Harrisburg Regional Chamber 717-232-4099 harrisburgregionalchamber.org/ Members: $25,

Non-Members: $50

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry 717-397-3531 lancasterchamber.com/ Members: Free,

Non-Members: $20

Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce 717-273-3727 lvchamber.org/ Members: Free,

Non-Members: $25

Manheim Chamber of Commerce 717-665-6330 manheimchamber.com/ Members: Free,

Non-Members: $50

Stamping, Business visit
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry 717-255-3252 pachamber.org/ Members: $30,

Non-Members: $70

Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce 717-762-7123 waynesboro.org/ Free Stamping
York County Economic Alliance 717-848-4000 ycea-pa.org/members/ecertify/ Members: $25,

Non-Members: $50

Electronic, Stamping