On: March 20, 2023     By: David Noah

The Chamber of Commerce and Export Documents: The Certificate of Origin

Chambers of commerce play an important role in helping you create export documents—specifically the certificate of origin, which certifies the country where goods originated. A chamber stamps the certificate to verify the information on the form. We explain the process and answer frequently asked questions (FAQ).

On: March 15, 2023     By: David Noah

Hiring an Export Documentation Specialist: What to Look For

Whether they work alone or as part of a team of people, export documentation specialists help companies generate accurate export documents that ensure timely delivery of goods, facilitate quick payments from customers, and stay compliant with export regulations.

On: February 8, 2023     By: Sean Whitworth

Understanding Your Ocean Freight Invoice

If you've looked at all of the fees on your ocean freight invoice and wondered if you're being incorrectly charged, you'll want to read this article. We explain all of the line items you're likely to see on your next invoice.

On: February 6, 2023     By: David Noah

Buying Export Documentation Software: What to Consider

In this article, we’ll look at different ways for exporters to complete export documentation—manually through templates and documents, or through various types of software—and which method is best for small businesses, midsize businesses and larger companies.

On: December 7, 2022     By: David Noah

How to Complete an Electronic Certificate of Origin

For almost a century, chambers of commerce have been signing and stamping certificates of origin for exporters. But the old way of doing this was a manual, tedious process that took too much time and cost too much money. Now companies can quickly create an electronic certificate of origin (eCO).

On: November 30, 2022     By: David Noah

Bill of Lading vs. Packing List: What's the Difference?

At first glance, the differences between a packing list and bill of lading appear small. But when you understand how and when both are properly used during an import-export transaction, you see how important it is to accurately complete both forms.


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