Production sertification

Certification in the Republic of Belarus

Source: http://www.cci.by/en/content/certification-0

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides services for certification on the basis of the Law 'On the Chamber of Commerce', dated June 16, 2003, and the regulations of the Republic of Belarus on the BCCI activity in this area.

According to the active legislation, the BCCI has the authority to perform the following activities: certification of origin of goods, certification of goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture, confirmation of the status of goods manufactured (received) by the residents of free economic zones and other types of services.

CERTIFICATION OF ORIGIN OF GOODS

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides services for certification of the origin of goods on the basis of the Law of the Republic of Belarus 'On the Chamber of Commerce', dated June 16, 2003.

The Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus № 1306 'On certain issues of the identification of the origin o goods' dated October 10, 2007 empowers the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to attest the certificates of origin if the issue of the certificate is stipulated by the terms of the contract, the national legislation of the importing country or by the International agreements (treaties) involving the Republic of Belarus.

The certification of origin of goods complies with the following regulatory documents:

  • the Rules of Identification of the Country of Origin of Goods, which present an inalienable part of the Agreement on the Rules of Identification of the Country of Origin of Goods in the CIS of November 20,2009;
  • the Rules of Identification of the Country of Origin of Goods approved by the Resolution of the CIS Council of the Heads of Governments of November 30, 2000;
  • the Rules of Identification of the Country of Origin of Goods approved by the Resolution of the CIS Council of the Heads of Governments of September 24,1993;
  • the Report on the Identification of the country of origin of goods and the methods of administrative collaboration relating to the Agreement between the Belarusian and Serbian Governments on free commerce between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Serbia of March 31,2009;
  • the Customs Union Customs Code;
  • the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus № 1306 'On certain issues of the identification of the origin o goods' dated October 10, 2007;
  • the importing country rules and regulations on identification of the country of origin of goods.

The certification procedure includes:

  • the expertise on identification of the country of origin of goods, including drawing up a report;
  • the verification and issuance of the certificate of the origin of goods.

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СERTIFICATION OF GOODS (WORKS, SERVICES) OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE

The Certificate of goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture provides the holder with the right to avail themselves on the benefits and advantages provided by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus in respect of the goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus Resolution № 1817 'On the ratification of the Regulations on rating goods (works, services) as the goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture', dated December 17, 2001 empowers the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to issue the Certificates of goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture.

The certification procedure includes:

  • the expertise on rating goods (works, services) as the goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture with the issuance of the expertise certificate;
  • the issuance of the Certificate of goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture.

More information about Issuance of the Certificate of goods (works, services) of domestic manufacture
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CONFIRMATION OF THE STATUS OF GOODS MANUFACTURED BY (RECEIVED FROM) FREE ECONOMIC ZONES RESIDENTS

The Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of № 918 'On the body authorized to determine the status of the goods manufactured (received) with the usage of the foreign goods placed under the Free Customs Zone or Free Warehouse Procedures' of July 6, 2011 empowers the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to determine the status of such goods and issue the Certificate defining them either as the goods produced on the territory of the Customs Union, or the goods produced outside the Customs Union.

According to the Article 23 of the Agreement on Free (special) economic zones on the customs territory of the Customs Union and the customs procedure Free Economic Zone of June 15, 2010 (hereinafter referred to as the 'Agreement'), before all the decisions stated in the Article 19 of the Agreement are maid, the goods are defined as the goods produced on the territory of the Customs Union if their origin is confirmed by the ST-1 Certificate, issued meeting the criteria of the national legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

National legislation should be understood to mean:

  • the Law of the Republic of Belarus 'On the Ratification of the Agreement on the Rules of Identification of the Country of Origin in the Commonwealth of Independent States', dated January 7, 2012;
  • the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus № 1306 'On certain issues of the identification of the origin o goods' dated October 10, 2007.

By reference to the provisions of the Agreement, the foreign goods placed under the Free Customs Zone Procedure should meet the Criteria for Goods Processing Sufficiency. The Agreement doesn’t define the term 'foreign goods' which shall be applied within the meaning of the Customs Code of the Customs Union, according to the paragraph 3 of the Article 1 of the Agreement.

The verification and issuance of the ST-1 Certificates of origin for the purpose of the confirmation of the status of goods, as well as consulting on the issues of the Certificate issuance, is performed in accordance with the established procedure by the regional enterprises of the BelCCI on the site of the free economic zones location:

Certification in Lithuania

Source: http://www.kcci.lt/certificates-of-origin-of-goods

Certificates of Origin certify the origin of goods and are issued for each shipment of such goods.

Certificates of Origin are issued to a person, who possesses the goods intended for export, or to his representative against his written application. The application and the general-form Certificate of Origin are printed or handwritten in capital letters. A Certificate may be filled in in Lithuanian, English or any other language. The representative of an enterprise must also produce:

  • the registration certificate of the enterprise;
  • a power of attorney issued to the employee in charge of the delivery of documents and the receipt of Certificates of Origin;
  • the waybill covering the goods intended for export;
  • if goods produced by another company are intended for export, it is required to produce purchase documents;
  • if goods produced abroad are intended for export, a Certificate of Origin or a EUR. 1 certificate issued in that country must be submitted in addition to the above-mentioned documents.

Producing a Certificate of Origin, which must meet the following requirements, must prove the non-preferential original of the goods:

  • certified with a seal of an authorized institution or organization;
  • a detailed description of the goods;
  • the number of packages, type of the goods;
  • the weight of the goods; the quantity of goods in pieces or volume measures may be shown instead, if the weight of the goods is likely to vary during transportation, or the weight of the goods cannot be determined, or other units of measure are normally applied to certain goods;
  • the name of the shipper;
  • a clear indication of the country of origin of the goods.

The institution or organization that is authorized to issue Certificates of Origin decides what kind of additional information attesting to the origin of goods must be supplied along with the application.

If a Certificate of Origin has been lost or is missing due to some other reasons, the issuing institution or organization issues a duplicate against the exporter's application.

In exceptional cases, when a Certificate of Origin was not issued in time due to plausible reasons, it can be issued upon export of the goods.

Certification in Latvia

Source: http://www.chamber.lv/en/atbalsts_eksportam/atd#atbalsts_eksportamatdpar_sertifikatiem

The Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry issues Certificates of Origin.

Application of the certificates of origin is determined by the legislation or practice of the state which is importing the goods.

Certificates of origin may:

  • serve as a basis for applying customs tariffs and trade policy measures, for example, anti-dumping measures, quantitative restrictions, tariff quotas;
  • be included in the list of documents necessary for the processing of a letter of credit;
  • be necessary for the collector of goods in another member state of the European Union or outside of it, etc.

Determination of the origin of goods and issuance of the certificates of origin is regulated by the following laws and regulations:

  • The Community Customs Code: Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92, Articles 22 – 26. More information...
  • Regulations for the implementation of the Community Customs Code: Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, Articles 35 – 54 and Amendments 9 – 11 (Consolidated version). More information…
  • Customs Law of the Republic of Latvia (Articles 23 – 25). More information…
  • Cab. Reg. No. 239 Procedure of issuance of certificates for goods with non-preferential origin and assessment of the issued certificates. More information

The combined classification code used for the application of regulations of origin may be found in Commission Implementation Regulation (EU) No 1001/2013 (4 October 2013) amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (EU OV L 290, 31.10.2013). More information

A certificate of origin may be received for goods where their origin is known to the demander and which may be identified with documentation.

To receive a certificate of origin, the fallowing documents shall be completed and submitted to the LCCI:

  • completed application form of the certificate of origin*
  • an application form signed by the authorised person of a company
  • invoice for the shipment of goods and documents, identifying the origin of goods.

Any additional information and approval documents which may be requested for the issuance of a certificate of origin, shall be submitted following a request of any competent official.

The applications submitted are reviewed on the date of their submission (in consequential order), and the certificate of origin is issued right away. If the documents submitted do not contain all of the necessary information or there is a need for an extended investigation, the decision as to whether to issue a certificate of origin or not may be reached within 14 days after the submission date of the application.

*Certificates of origin are issued on forms printed off by approved printing-houses only. If necessary, you may print out the text prepared for the completion of the forms at the LCCI (by sending it to viesis.sertifikati@chamber.lv). Forms for the certificate of origin may be purchased at the headquarters of the LCCI in Riga and offices of the regional branches.