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The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is effective in Canada starting December 30th 2018.
There is no requirement for a certificate of origin in the CPTPP agreement. Instead, there are nine data elements you need on your documents to receive preferential tariff treatment.
The nine minimum data requirements are:
Importer, Exporter, or Producer Certification of Origin
Description and H.S. Tariff Classification of the Good
Authorized Signature and Date
1. Importer, Exporter or Producer Certification of Origin:
Indicates whether the certifier is the exporter, producer or importer
Provide the certifier’s name, address (including country), telephone number and e-mail address.
Provide the exporter’s name, address (including country), e-mail address and telephone number if different from the certifier. This information is not required if the producer is completing the certification of origin and does not know the identity of the exporter. The address of the exporter shall be the place of export of the good in a TPP country.
Provide the producer’s name, address (including country), e-mail address and telephone number, if different from the certifier or exporter or, if there are multiple producers, state “Various” or provide a list of producers. A person that wishes for this information to remain confidential may state “Available upon request by the importing authorities”. The address of a producer shall be the place of production of the good in a TPP country.
Provide, if known, the importer’s name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. The address of the importer shall be in a TPP country.
6. Description and HS Tariff Classification of the Good:
(a) Provide a description of the good and the HS tariff classification of the good to the 6-digit level. The description should be sufficient to relate it to the good covered by the certification; and
(b) If the certification of origin covers a single shipment of a good, indicate, if known, the invoice number related to the exportation.
7. Origin Criterion:
Specify the rule of origin under which the good qualifies. This should be A B or C
8. Blanket Period:
Include the period if the certification covers multiple shipments of identical goods for a specified period of up to 12 months.
9. Authorised Signature and Date:
The certification must be signed and dated by the certifier and accompanied by the following statement:
I certify that the goods described in this document qualify as originating and the information contained in this document is true and accurate. I assume responsibility for proving such representations and agree to maintain and present upon request or to make available during a verification visit, documentation necessary to support this certification.
If you are a client and have further questions please contact your account representative. If you are not a client but would like more information on CPTPP opportunities please contact one of our expert trade advisors for further assistance.