About CO

About This Website

This website affords the ability to exporters and manufacturers to create, submit and electronically pay for certificates of origin (CO) over the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

With each exporter and/or manufacturer having the ability to self-generate COs, export processes are streamlined with efficiencies optimized for cost and time.

COs created via this website are subject to the review and final approval of the Ministry of Commerce and exporters will be notified automatically of submitted CO statuses via their registered e-mail.

What is a Certificate of Origin?

A certificate of origin (CO) is a document used in international trade to certify goods made in the country from which they are exported from. A CO is completed by the exporter and certified by a recognized issuing body – in the Kingdom of Cambodia’s case, Ministry of Commerce (MOC), attesting that the goods in a particular export shipment have been produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.

For a CO to be valid, it must be signed by the exporter and countersigned by MOC.

Preferential and Non-preferential COs

Non-preferential COs see goods that do not benefit from any preferential treatment and do not emanate from bilateral or multilateral free trade agreements (FTA).

Preferential COs attest that goods in a particular shipment are of a certain origin under the definitions of a particular bilateral or multilateral FTA. This certificate is required by a country’s customs authority in deciding whether the imports should benefit from preferential treatment in accordance with special trading areas or customs unions such as the European Union, ASEAN or the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or before anti-dumping taxes are enforced.

Countries Requiring CO

Cambodia issues various different types of Preferential Tariff Certificate of Origin:

  • ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand: Certificate of Origin form AANZ
  • China: Certificate of Origin form AC
  • India: Certificate of Origin form AI
  • Korea: Certificate of Origin form AK
  • Japan: Certificate of Origin form AJ
  • Vietnam: Certificate of Origin form S
  • General System of Preferences (LDC and LLDC): Certificate of Origin form A
  • Non-Preferential Tariff: Can be issued using Certificate of Origin form N