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WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN?

The Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document to certify the place of growth, production or manufacture of goods. It is required when exporting to specific countries, when requested by the consignee for customs clearance, or when it's stipulated in a letter of credit.

The CO identifies goods and contains a certification by a government authority, or other empowered body, that the goods in question originate in a specific country. Certificates of Origin can be broadly classified into types, namely Preferential Certificates of Origin and Non-Preferential Certificates of Origin.

The issuance and acceptance of Certificates of Origin is governed by the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of Customs Procedures.

The criteria used in determining the origin of goods namely:
Manufacturers, exporters or traders must be registered with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (Companies Commission of Malaysia)

Products that are:
Manufactured in Malaysia and use 100% local content; or
Manufactured in Malaysia through a transformation process which changes the tariff code classification at six (6) digit level; or
Manufactured in Malaysia and contains at least 25% local content
WHERE TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

The Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) is authorised by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) to issue Certificates of Origin for goods exported to any country in the world. They can be applied for at our main office or at any of MICCI regional offices in Malaysia. Certificates of Origin issued by MICCI are referred to as Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
Submit the following documents yearly:
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MANUFACTURER
TRADER
Certificate of Incorporation / Certificate of Registration in Malaysia (Companies Act 1965 )
Certificate of Incorporation / Certificate of Registration in Malaysia (Companies Act 1965 )
Manufacturing license
Manufacturing license & certification letter

(can be submitted by the manufacturer separately if the information provided is confidential)
Director’s Statutory Declaration & Form 49

Specimen of authorised signatories together with copy of identity card
Director’s Statutory Declaration & Form 49

Specimen of authorised signatories together with copy of identity card
List of employees
List of employees of supplier(s)
Raw material & product invoices (if applicable)
Raw material & product invoices (if applicable)
Samples/photos/catalogues (if applicable) & checklist (as stipulated by MITI)
Samples/photos/catalogues (if applicable) & checklist (as stipulated by MITI)
HOW TO APPLY FOR ENDORSEMENT OF NON-PREFERENTIAL CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN
Submit the following documents:
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MANUFACTURER
TRADER
Commercial Invoice & Packing list
Commercial Invoice & Packing list
Customs export declaration (Borang K2) &
Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
Customs export declaration (Borang K2) &
Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
not applicable
Manufacturers’ invoice
Any other documents deemed necessary (if applicable)
Any other documents deemed necessary (if applicable)
Checklist (as stipulated by MITI)
Checklist (as stipulated by MITI)
Note: MICCI will only accept applications for endorsement of Certificates of Origin for shipment(s) within a month after the date of export. Applications for endorsement of Certificates of Origin before the date of export will not be entertained with the exception of air-shipment(s).
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FEES
MEMBERS
NON_MEMBERS
Authentication of
documents
RM5 per document
RM10 per document
Certificate of Origin
Forms
RM15 per pad of 100 sheets
RM20 per pad of 100 sheets