Export Documentation Center

Save time and process your Certificates of Origin online.

The Currituck Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Carolina Chamber Export Assistance Center to assist exporters with the processing of export documents, including Certificates of Origin.  We are helping local area exporters throughout Northeastern North Carolina, (Currituck, Camden, Elizabeth City and the Outer Banks and beyond) as well as Hampton Roads Virginia, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News, save time and resources while limiting potential for document errors and providing document tracking and storage for international trade.

We offer exporters and freight forwarders a seamless and streamlined electronic solution for export document processing. 

These documents include Certificates of Origin, Commercial Invoices, and Packing Lists, which are used to verify that goods originated in or were processed in a particular country.  The documents are processed electronically through a technology called essCert, eliminating courier costs, the need for paper processing, and reducing turnaround time.

Members of the Currituck Chamber of Commerce can process export documents for $25/certificate.  Non-members can process export documents for $75/certificate.

Visit ChamberExport.com to learn more, register your business with essCert, and begin processing your documents electronically for international trade.

From eCertify: What every Exporter needs to know about eCOs (Version 0.4, 03 April 2017)
What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document which states the origin of goods being exported.  Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining what duty will be assessed on the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.

Who needs it?

Exporters.  Certificates of Origin may be needed to comply with Letters of Credit, import Customs requirements or a buyer’s request.

What are the benefits to my business if I switch to electronic?

Completing your Certificate of Origin online through your local Chamber of Commerce helps eliminate the likelihood of errors and reduces the cost.  Also, key information is stored, allowing for repeat Certificates to be created without the need for ongoing repetitive form filling.


A special thank you to our partners for their generous support.