B239 - Free Trade Agreement – Certificate of Origin

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For goods exported to or from Canada - Not for use under NAFTA

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Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin instructions for goods exported to or from Canada - not for use under NAFTA

For purposes of obtaining preferential tariff treatment, this document must be completed legibly and in full by the exporter and be in the possession of the importer at the time the declaration is made. Please print or type.

Field 1: State the full legal name and address of the exporter.

Field 2: Complete this field if the certificate covers multiple shipments of identical goods, as described in Field 5, that are imported for a specified period of up to one year (blanket period). "From" is the date upon which the certificate becomes applicable to the good covered by the blanket certificate (it may be prior to the date of signing this certificate). "To" is the date upon which the blanket period expires. The importation of a good for which preferential tariff treatment is claimed based on this certificate must occur between these dates.

Field 3: State the full legal name and address of the producer. If more than one producer's good is included on the certificate, attach a list of the additional producers, including the legal name and address cross referenced to the good described in field 5. If you wish this information to be confidential, it is acceptable to state "Available to customs upon request." If the producer and the exporter are the same, complete field with "Same." If the producer is unknown, it is acceptable to state "Unknown."

Field 4: State the full legal name and address of the importer. If the importer is not known, state "Unknown"; if multiple importers, state "Various."

Field 5: Provide a full description of each good. The description should be sufficient to relate it to the invoice description and to the Harmonized System (HS) description of the good. If the certificate covers a single shipment of a good, i.e., it is not a blanket certificate, include the invoice number as shown on the commercial invoice. If not known, indicate another unique reference number, such as the shipping order number.

Field 6: For each good described in Field 5, identify the HS tariff classification to six digits. If the good is subject to a specific rule of origin that requires eight digits, identify to eight digits, using the HS tariff classification of the Party into whose territory the good is imported.

Field 7: For each good described in Field 5, state which criterion (A through E) is applicable. The rules of origin are set out in the regulations enacted and published by the Parties.

Note: In order to be entitled to preferential tariff treatment, each good must meet at least one of the criteria below.

Preference criteria

Field 8: For each good described in Field 5, state "Yes" if you are the producer of the good. If you are not the producer of the good, state "No" followed by (1) or (2), depending on whether this certificate was based upon: (1) your knowledge of whether the good qualifies as an originating good or (2) your reliance on the producer's written representation that the good qualifies as an originating good.

Field 9: Where the certificate is not a blanket certificate indicate the gross weight or number of pieces in the shipment.

Field 10: This field must be completed, signed, and dated by the exporter. The date must be the date the certificate was completed and signed.

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