After a recent refresher course we need to remind you of 'Best Practice' when it comes to completing your Certificates of Origin.
1/ If your invoice has shipping marks clearly shown, this is what must be inserted on the C of O. ‘No Marks’ or ‘As Addressed’ will not be accepted in this case.
2/ The rules surrounding Certificates of Origin (C of O) override the requests of a Letter of Credit (L/C).
The "writers" of your L/C should know the rules of completion and need to be aware that they are unable to bend them to make them fit.
If an L/C shows something that goes against the rules of the C of O, then we must request that either the L/C is changed or the C of O is completed as it should be - ignoring the requests of the L/C.
3/ Although a general description is permitted on a Certificate of Origin this should still be detailed, i.e. instead of Electrical Goods you should also state what industry these are for - Electrical Goods for use in computers.
4/ It is not acceptable to insert declarations, positive or negative on a C of O. If shown on the invoice then they should remain there only.
Please contact us for more information.