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  • International Documentation Services

    • CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN – Authenticates the country of origin of merchandise being shipped. The Chamber offers certificates of origin online for a nominal fee. ECertify is an electronic, hassle-free way to process your certificates of origin.
       
    • CERTIFICATES OF FREE SALE – Used as evidence that goods, such as food items and/or cosmetics, 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).
    • LETTERS OF INVITATION – the Chamber issues letters of invitation for foreign delegations wishing to visit the United States, as well as brief Chamber visits (fees are based on delegation size; this service is reserved for Chamber members only). 

     




  • Certificate of Free Sale Instructions

    Foreign governments sometimes require a 'Certificate of Free Sale' when companies import products. The certificate of free sale is evidence that goods, such as food items and/or cosmetics, 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). 

    If your business is in need of a certificate of free sale, please see the required documents below. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

    *Please note that a Chamber-issued certificate is not a substitute for documentation issued by the FDA or  U.S. Department of Agriculture. We recommend you verify with the foreign customs agency whether or not a Chamber-issued certificate will suffice. 

     We require the following documents to accompany certificate orders:

    1. You must submit a written declaration from the manufacturer attesting to the source of manufacturing for all products listed in the certificate (submitted once every 12 months). In the event you are not able to attain a statement from the manufacturer directly, you must submit a notarized declaration issued on your own company's letterhead attesting to the source of manufacturing. See sample here.


    2. For each product you would like listed on the Certificate of Free Sale, your company must submit at least one invoice showing the sale of each product to a U.S. customer. The invoices should be dated within the last 12 months and the product names must be the same as how they will appear on the certificate. Please note that if you have more than one product, we can list them all on one certificate (though we will still need copies of invoices showing the sale of each product to U.S. customers).

    Please fill out the form below and then email the supporting documents to Info@iechamber.org

     **Please note that once applications are submitted, payments are non-refundable. Certificates of free sale can only be issued for California companies.




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