Obtaining a Certificate of Origin Stamp with the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

A Certificate of Origin is an international trade document providing transparent and reliable proof of where a good was produced or manufactured, enabling companies and customs authorities to verify the authenticity and origin of products. It is often required by customs authorities for various purposes such as customs clearance procedures, import taxes and quota administration.


A Certificate of Origin becomes necessary when a company exports goods to another country. It serves as evidence that the goods were produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country. This proof is necessary for complying with trade agreements, enjoying preferential tariff rates or meeting customs requirements of the importing country.

For companies based in Bedford, Massachusetts, and surrounding towns, obtaining a signed Certificate of Origin is easy and hassle-free, thanks to the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is authorized to sign these certificates, streamlining the process for businesses located in the Bedford Area..


Four Benefits of Utilizing Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce:

  1. Convenience: Instead of navigating through complex procedures, your company can rely on the expertise of the Chamber to handle their Certificate of Origin requirements.
  2. Efficiency: The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce understands the importance of timely business operations. In most cases, we can come directly to your facility to make the process as efficient as possible for you.
  3. Cost-Effective: Obtaining a signed Certificate of Origin using the Bedford Area Chamber is economical. At just $49 for non-members and complimentary for Chamber members.
  4. Expert Guidance: With the Chamber’s assistance, you can be confident that your Certificate of Origin is completed accurately and meets the necessary legal and regulatory standards.


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Please contact the Chamber at bcoc@bedfordchamber.org or 781-317-9299 to make an appointment.


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For additional clarifications on whether you need a Certificate of Origin, please contact the Massachusetts Export Center at 617.973.6610 or visit msbdc.org/export/. The Center also offers a wide range of resources and services for companies at all stages of the export process.