Certificate of Origin

Area companies come to the Grapevine
Chamber of Commerce to verify
Certificates of Origin. These companies
are shipping products overseas and
need this verification, which can
only be obtained from a Chamber of

The United States has numerous trade
agreements with many foreign countries, and under the terms of many of these agreements, American products receive lower tariff rates. The foreign customs office verifies product qualifications for these preferential duty rates by accompanying Certificates of Origin.  Also, some countries have banned certain products from countries that have been caught dumping.  The Certificate of Origin helps prove that the product is allowed into that particular country.

Through world trade agreements on an international level, it has been determined and agreed upon by all countries that local Chambers of Commerce are reputable, and are in the best position to know the local companies and their product lines.  In several other countries, Chamber of Commerce membership is a requirement of doing business, and is not voluntary; therefore to be a legitimate business, they must be a part of their Chamber of Commerce.  In the United States, companies have the choice of being a member of their local Chamber; so this process requires additional measures to protect the integrity of the process and the Chamber’s liability.

The overview of the process can be downloaded below, with reasons behind the process and examples of the documentation required as well as the cost for this service.

Bringing Certificate of Origin Documents to the Chamber Office

Chamber Members – $10 per stamp, $300 bulk rate

Non-Members – $25 per stamp, $600 bulk rate

Certificate of Origin Information and Instructions (for bringing documents to Chamber)

Affidavit of Origin and Indemnification Agreement (for bringing documents to Chamber)

NAFTA-Certificate-of-Origin Blank Form

The staff of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce has the authority and right to deny the request to sign documents if they are not complete. 

 Any questions on this process can be directed to the Chamber staff at (817) 481-1522.

essCert Online Verification Process

Note: Bulk Permit Certificates of Origin do not apply when going through essCert.

essCert, the efficient way to process Certificates of Origin, saves you time and money.

Benefits of essCert for Exporters

Mailing or sending couriers to get your Certificates of Origin stamped is both inefficient and costly.

That is why we have adopted the next generation essCert technology as an option to process your Certificates of Origin. With essCert, Exporters and Freight Forwarders now have a seamless and streamlined electronic solution providing real value in cost savings and efficiency gains. Eliminate your paper-based processing of Certificates and start saving time and money today! With essCert you will:

  • Eliminate courier costs
  • Reduce administration costs
  • Reduce errors
  • Improve turnaround time
  • Receive prompt notification of acceptance or rejection

Download the essCert User Guide



Cost for essCert:

$15 for CURRENT members of the Grapevine Chamber
$45 for Non-Members

There is no Bulk Rate for the essCert Service

Contact Info: E-mail: info@grapevinechamber.org Office: 200 Vine Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 817-481-1522