B255 - Certificate of Origin - Textile and Apparel Goods Originating in a Least Developed Country

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  • 1. Exporter's business name, address and country
  • 2. Business name and address of importer in Canada
  • 3. Means of transport and route (if known)
  • 4. Markings and number of packages
  • 5. Description of good(s)
  • 6. Preference criterion
  • 7. Number and date of invoices
  • 8. As the exporter, I hereby declare that the above details and statements are correct, namely:
    • 1. all the goods were produced in (name of country); and
    • 2. the goods comply with the requirements specified for those goods in the General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations
    • Name
      • Position in the company
      • Telephone number
      • Facsimile number
      • Signature
      • Date ( yyyy/mm/dd )

Instructions

For purposes of obtaining the Least Developed Country (LDC) 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.

Field 1: State the name, address, and country of the manufacturer or exporter of the goods. The manufacturer or exporter must be located in the Least Developed Country (LDC) in which the goods are being certified. Do not identify a trading house, freight forwarder, export broker, etc.

Field 2: State the name and address of the importer in Canada.

Field 3: Indicate the shipping details, as far as known when the Certificate of Origin is completed.

Field 4: If the goods are crated or otherwise packaged, indicate the quantity of packages or crates. Also indicate any markings on the crates that can cross- reference the Certificate of Origin to the Through Bill of Lading.

Field 5: Provide a full description of each good. Indicate model numbers, styles, serial numbers, or any other relevant description. It is in the exporter's interest to give as full a description as possible. If known, provide the Harmonized System heading or subheading number for each good.

Field 6: For each good described in Field 5, state which criterion (A through G) is applicable. To be entitled to the Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT), goods listed in Schedule 1 to the General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations ('Regulations') must meet at least one of the criteria below.

Preference Criteria

  • A The good is produced in a LDC and the value of the materials, parts or products originating outside that LDC, or in an undetermined location, and used in the manufacture or production of the good does not exceed 60% of the ex-factory price of the good as packed for shipment to Canada. For the purpose of this criterion, any materials, parts or products that originate in any other LDC or Canada may be deemed to originate in that LDC.  In addition, any materials, parts or products originating from a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations and having up to 20% of the ex-factory price may be deemed to originate in that LDC. This criterion does not apply to goods listed in Part A1 or Part B of Schedule 1 to the Regulations.
  • B Repealed
  • C Repealed
  • D The good is listed in Part A1 or Part A2 of Schedule 1 to the Regulations and has been assembled in a LDC from fabric cut in that LDC or Canada, or from parts knit to shape, and the fabric (or parts knit to shape) has been produced in any LDC or Canada from yarns spun or extruded in a LDC, a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations or Canada and the yarns or fabric have not undergone further processing outside a LDC or Canada; in addition, the yarns have not undergone further processing outside a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations. Note: This criterion applies if the fabric (or parts knit to shape) is produced in any LDC or Canada.
  • E The good is listed in Part A1 or Part A2 of Schedule 1 to the Regulations and has been assembled in a LDC from fabric cut in that LDC or Canada, or from parts knit to shape, and the fabric (or parts knit to shape) has been produced in a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations from yarns spun or extruded in a LDC, a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations or Canada and neither the yarns nor the fabric have undergone further processing outside a LDC, a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations or Canada and the value of any materials, including packing, that are used in the manufacture of the good and that originate outside the least developed country in which the good is assembled is no more than 75% of the ex-factory price of the good as packed for shipment to Canada. Any materials used in the manufacture of the good that originate in Canada are deemed to have originated in the LDC for the value calculation. Note: This criterion applies if the fabric (or parts knit to shape) is produced in a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations.
  • F The good is listed in Part B of Schedule 1 to the Regulations and was cut (or knit to shape) and sewn or otherwise assembled in a LDC from fabric produced in any LDC or Canada from yarns spun or extruded in a LDC, a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations or Canada and the yarns and fabric have not undergone further processing outside a LDC or Canada; in addition, the yarns have not undergone further processing outside a country set out in Schedule 2 of the Regulations.
  • G The good is 'wholly obtained or produced entirely' in the territory of the LDC.

Field 7: State the date(s) and invoice number(s) for the goods described in Field 5.

Field 8: This field is to be completed by the exporter of the goods in the LDC in which the goods were finished in the form they were imported into Canada. The individual completing the Certificate of Origin on behalf of the company must be knowledgeable regarding the origin of the goods and have access to production information, should a verification be requested. This field is the exporter's declaration that the Certificate of Origin is accurate and that the goods meet the LDCT rules of origin for textile and apparel goods.

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