The Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has for the past many years been providing services in authenticating the Certificates of Origin. This facility which has been authorised by the Malaysian Government enables the Chamber to authenticate not only the Certificate of Origin but also other related commercial documents in respect of exports and re-exports from Malaysia.
A)WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
Certificate of Origin is a specific form identifying the goods originating in a particular country based on a declaration made by the Exporter. Country of Origin signifies the country in which the goods have been produced or manufactured.
The issuance and acceptance of the Certificate of Origin is governed by the International Committee on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures.
In determining the origin of goods, two different basic criteria are used:-
i)The "wholly produced" criterion where only one country enters into consideration which essentially applies to natural products (e.g. rubber, palm oil, cocoa)
ii)"Substantial transformation" where two or more countries are involved in the production of the goods. (This refers to manufactured goods. The "substantial transformation" interpreted as a substantial change in the customs tariff code numbers used at the time of import and that on export)
B)WHY IS CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN NECESSARY
i)To establish in the importing country the right of the goods to enter the country
ii)To establish that goods did not originate from a country against which the importing country has imposed trade restrictions.
iii)To comply with the requirements of the importer or the importer's bank.
iv)To enable the importer to establish a claim for the payment of duties and taxes at a potential rate where applicable.
v)To effect quotas or quantitative restrictions
vi)To assess actual price of the goods.
C)THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
The issuing of the Certificate of Origin (COs) is one of the essential services provided by the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry which has been issuing COs for a number of years.
The Chamber is authorised by the Malaysian Government to authenticate the Certificate of Origin and other related commercial documents in respect of exports and re-exports from Malaysia.The Chamber however does not have the authority to authenticate the following types of Certificates of Origin and the applications for such Certificate should be made to the following:-
i)Generalised System of Preference (GSP) Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
ii)ASEAN Preferential Trading Arrangement (PTA) Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
iii)Certificate of Origin for textile to the EEC countries. Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
iv)Certificate of Origin for the export of raw rubber - Malaysian Rubber Board.
v)Certificate of Origin in respect of exports from a second to a third country.
D) PROCEDURES FOR THE APPLICATION FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
Purchase of Certificate of Origin Forms
The Standard Certificate of Origin Form can be purchased from the Chamber the cost being as follows:-
Members-RM2.00 per pcs.
Fees for Authentication of Documents
The fees charged by the Chamber for the authentication of documents are as follows:-
Members - RM10.00 per authentication
Completing the Certificate of Origin
Support documents required for the Chamber's examination when applying for a Certificate of Origin for:
Export of Goods of Malaysian Origin
c)Bill of Lading / Airway Bill
d)Export License, Permit etc, if applicable
e)Any other documents deemed necessary such as manufacturers invoice
Re export of goods (other than those of Malaysian origin are):
a) As for Export and
b)Import Declaration (Form C1) used at the time of the relevant import
LETTER OF INDEMNITY
A letter of Indemnity on a standard format (as per specimen provided by the Chamber) when required has to be produced on the respective company's letterhead.
If the Chambers endorsement is also required on other support documents such as shipping certificates and manifests, a Letter of Indemnity from the company issuing those documents will also have to be produced.
Every Letter of Indemnity must bear a RM2.00 Revenue (Hasil) stamp.
A Letter of Indemnity is required for shipments via Johor Bahru by road and rail for each movement
A continuing Letter of Indemnity is required for shipments from a Malaysian airport or seaport valid for a year and renewable on 1 January of each year.
A Certificate of Origin must be above suspicion. In this respect and in order to verify the exporter's claim, the Chamber reserves the right to call for any other supporting documentary evidence or to carry out checks considered necessary or appropriate
RETENTION OF DOCUMENTS
All applicants for Certificate of Origin and other documents for endorsement by the Chamber should produce an additional copy for the Chamber's retention.
Under the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (18.5.73) these copies of documents endorsed are required to be retained by the Chamber for a period of 2 years.
HOURS OF AUTHENTICATING DOCUMENTS
Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m.- 5.30 p.m.