Notice Customs Country of Origin Label
If you shipment is not label with country-of-origin / made-from-sticker, you may/will be receiving below notice and paying exam fee / confiscate/seize/ penalize/fines/etc. Below US customs notice with-out an label on each items. (it cost importer about $1,500 to label/storage 56 items, before US customs release the shipment)
- Country of origin - Wikipedia
- Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) | Agricultural Marketing Service (usda.gov)
About the U.S. Certificate of Origin
Some destinations require a Certificate of Origin (CO) for certain commodities. The purpose of the CO is to authenticate the country of origin of the merchandise being shipped.
For those forms that are completed online, this application is designed for goods whose origin is the U.S. or Puerto Rico only.
The CO may be required because of established Treaty arrangements, varying duty rates, and preferential duty treatment dependent on the shipment´s origin.
The CO verifies the country in which the goods were manufactured. The commodity being exported and its destination determine if the CO is required. Some nations restrict
imports from certain countries; many countries limit the quantity of goods that are allowed to be imported, or give preference to goods manufactured in the U.S.
This form requires the authorized signature of the local Chamber of Commerce Secretary and the seal of that organization.
Use the NAFTA CO for destinations to Canada and Mexico if the goods qualify as North American Origin goods.
The descriptions and amounts on the CO must be consistent with those entered on the Invoice.
In general, you need a CO when the country of origin is U.S., and the destination countries and goods are the following:
Albania: The good is any commercial food, drug, medicine, or medical equipment. This includes all commercial food, drug, or medicine samples.
Argentina: The good is any textile, regardless of value (unusable textile samples do not require a CO).
Austria: Required for all commercial textile shipments. Textile samples of "no commercial value" under 256.00 EUR/$235.00 USD do NOT require a CO. A CO is also NOT
required for purchases of limited quantities of textile for personal use only, less than 820.00 EUR/$760.00 USD (Must not be in bulk quantities).
Belgium: All shipments containing textile products that originate in non EU-countries. Exempt are textile sample shipments of no commercial or customs value and
purchases under 250.00 EUR/$230.00 USD per commodity.
Bolivia: All non-documents valued over $3,000 USD.
Canada: See the NAFTA CO.
Canary Islands: The good is any non-document.
Denmark: Textile shipments valued over 1000.00 DKR/$110.00 USD and from a non-EU origin (A CO is not needed for textile SAMPLES -- if "samples" appears on the
Finland: For all non-EU countries: All commercial textiles and textile samples over 45.00 EUR/$54.00 USD.For European non-EU countries: Not Required if proof of origin can
be determined from EUR1 document or declaration on invoice. Note: A CO is NOT required for purchases of limited quantities of textiles for personal use (must not be in bulk
or wholesale quantities).
France: All shipments of textiles and clothing manufactured in non-EU countries if the CIF value of the shipment is greater than 1,000.00 EUR/$980.00 USD. Photocopied or
imaged certificates will not be accepted.
Germany: All commercial shipments of textiles. Textile samples with no commercial value and a customs value exceeding 250.00 EUR/$230.00 USD. Textile shipments to
private individuals for personal use if the value exceeds 1,000.00 EUR/$980.00 USD.
Greece: All textile shipments from non-EU countries; All commercial shoe shipments from non-EU countries.; Samples (ONLY up to three shoe/textile items or less than
seven sq. meters of textile sample) do NOT require a CO.
Ireland: All textile shipments with a value exceeding 254.00 EUR/$234.00 USD require a CO. The exception is textile shipments for personal use. Customs limits the
Israel: Trading relations between the U.S. and Israel allow reduced or cancelled duties for U.S.-made goods that are shipped with a green Certificate of Origin for trade with
Israel (CO). The shipper is responsible for the CO. This must be filled out in capital letters and in English only. UPS can prepare the Certificate of Origin for a US$10.00
service fee (only by utilizing WorldShip®).
Italy: Customs requires a CO for all textile shipments and for all online purchases of any value from private individuals. Customs exempts low-value shipments of samples
with a value of 45.00 EUR/$25.00 USD or less.
Japan: Silk items over 300 square meters require a CO. Silk items below 300 square meters can be noted on the commercial invoice.
Kuwait:All non-document shipments over $1500.00 USD must be accompanied by a CO with a stamped ("legalized") seal from the origin country Chamber of Commerce.
Note: All goods destined for US Air Force installations are exempt from this requirement and will not need a Certificate of Origin.
Mexico: See the NAFTA CO.
Netherlands: All textile shipments valued over 345.00 EUR/$319.00 USD.
Spain: A CO is needed for all shipments that may be eligible for duty-free treatment due to existing trade agreements, such as EFTA, SPG (System of Generalized
Preferences), and LOMA. All textile shipments (including personal) must have a CO. Textiles may also require an import permit.
United Kingdom: Textile shipments over 18.00 GBP (26.60 EUR/$25.00 USD). Exempt are purchases of limited amounts of textile goods for personal use only (must not be in
bulk or wholesale quantities). Also exempt are commercial samples of negligible value.
A textile is anything made of cloth or fabric, garments, apparel, finished textile products, products made wholly or partially of textile material as well as raw material, including auto car seats, suits, dresses, bolts of fabric, and so on.
Commercial is a business-to-business or business-to-person transaction involving the purchase or sale of a commodity.
Note: The rules for when a CO is needed change often. Please be sure to verify the current criteria requiring a CO before sending your shipment.
- Customs broker = broker between U.S. Customs and importer only: to transmits importer info/documents, way it was received from you and your-vendors, to U.S. Customs
- Customs broker = is not a broker between you and your-vendors (factory / supplier / forwarder / warehouse / shipping-company / CET-exam site, us agencies and etc. )
- Please pay all your-vendors directly ( ASAP ), to avoid our $50. If amending/up-dating your entry filing. If entry must be refile (click here $)
- Importer is responsible for all fees/us laws/liability/exam/permit(s)retroactive(backdate) document (BL, arrival notice and etc. ) case file: federal court U.S. attorney's.
- Your responsibility = your shipment / money / profit / sells / documents / permit, your-vendors (factory/supplier/forwarder and etc. ), your arrangement/negotiation and etc.
- Exam notice by freight forwarder: LCL arrival notice, full container arrival notice. AD/CVD , fumigation, emergency action notifications can be $1,000's.
- Fumigating your shipment can be $7,205, vacuum cleaning can be $1,900 and A-TCET exam / intensive exam/stop sign / CET exam can be $1,843. 60 / $2,059. 90.
- If exam ( VACIS , NII, x-ray (reefer), IBET, MET, CET and etc,), your freight forwarder will be notifying with arrival notice and Invoice (pay your freight forwarder) (99% time).
- If exam ( CET exam , A-TCET exam, intensive exam/stop sign, IPR, tailgate, emergency action notifications and etc.), importer must pay directly to exam site. (100%)
- If importer / ID=( SSN number or tax-ID/EIN/IRS Number or CAN Number) or any info is off-by-one-digit/letter, U.S. Customs will confiscate/seize your shipment and penalize/fines you.
- And U.S. Customs/agencies can release with detention(hold)/hold/confiscate/penalize/fines/recall/examine/ ISF penalty/Re-ISF filing/issue destroy/re-export and etc.
- Bill of lading / BL (aka: Bill of Sale ) / original / OBL= arrival notice / manufacturers contract agreement / shipping terms = (title to shipment, provisions and etc.)
- You /importer/ consignee is fully responsible for all actions of payment (be aware of scam hijack emails and other scams).
- Before paying us, consignee must verify payment method and amount of payment, and such as our bank account number, western-union account number, check payable to and etc.
- Only valid communication is, if you/importer/consignee/your-vendors is communicating by phone number and email lists from our uscustomsclearing.com/contact-us