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Certificate of Origin

What is a certificate of origin?

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document that certifies that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. They also serve as a declaration by the exporter. 





Fast. Secure. Time-saving.

There’s no faster way to file a Certificate of Origin than digitally. The Minnesota Chamber is your partner in competing in a global market, using a global, electronic solution that replaces the manual process of submitting a Certificate of Origin by digitalizing the process via a secure, web-based platform.


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What sets essCert apart?

  • Exporters can pre-load text into a data library -- making details of goods readily available for repeat shipping.
  • Minnesota Chamber members receive exclusive reduced pricing.
  • Cut the amount of time you spend on COOs in half.
  • essCert support is available 24/7/365.


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1. Click here to register

2. Fill out the exporter form and submit

3. You’ll receive an email confirmation that includes a user guide and video tutorial

4. Log in at


  • Members: $25 per application
  • Nonmembers: $100 per application

For more information contact: Sarah Erickson • 612.682.7824 •


The Minnesota Chamber partners with essCert to help Minnesota businesses file their electronic Certificate of Origin in a way that’s easy and cost-effective.