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CAFTA-DR Certificate of Origin Sample

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About the CAFTA-DR Certificate of Origin


The Central America and Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) is a free trade agreement among the countries of Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua), the Dominican Republic, and the United States that promotes trade between these countries by eliminating tariffs.  

Important Information about the CAFTA-DR COO Form

  • The ultimate responsibility for claiming preferential treatment lies with the importer, but the producer may need to provide information to support the claim.
  • Certification of the goods’ origin may be produced by the exporter, importer or producer of the goods. If someone other than the producer (such as the exporter) issues the certification, it must be based upon either of the following:  
    • Reasonable reliance on written or electronic certification that the good is originating by the producer. 
    • The issuer’s knowledge that the good is originating, which may include intimate knowledge of the product, its manufacture, and its components.
  • In order to be eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the CAFTA-DR, there is a required list of elements that need to be included.


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