Certificates of Origin

Certificates of Origin

Certificate of Origin (CO) is an export document to certify the country of manufacture of a shipment. It is normally required by customs, banks and traders for trade formalities.

The Chamber provides a full range of CO services for goods of Hong Kong, China or foreign origins. Hong Kong exporters or their appointed agents are welcome to make the applications.

Certificates for Non-Hong Kong Made Goods

i) Certificate of Origin - Re-export CO (CR)

For shipments exported from Mainland China (or other country) to Hong Kong AND re-exported from Hong Kong to overseas.

ii) Certificate of Origin - Without Transit / With Transhipment (CT)

For shipments exported from Mainland China (or other country) DIRECTLY to another country without transit or with transhipment in Hong Kong

Certificates for Hong Kong Made / Processed Goods

iii) Certificate of Hong Kong Origin (CHKO)

CHKO is applicable for goods which are wholly grown or mined or manufactured in Hong Kong.

iv) Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)

Products manufactured in Hong Kong that meet the CEPA origin rules enjoy zero tariff for import into the Mainland.

v) Certificate of Origin – Processing (CP)

CP certifies that the goods concerned have undergone certain manufacturing processes in Hong Kong but not to the extent where Hong Kong origin status can be conferred. Manufacturing processes such as simple diluting, packing, bottling, drying, simple assembling, sorting or decorating etc. are not regarded as genuine manufacturing processes.

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COs are issued in the name of a Hong Kong company. Sensitive business information, such as the manufacturer or supplier’s information, can be kept confidential.

Special rates are offered to Full members and CO subscribers

Exemption of Documentary Proof
Subject to consignment check, documentary proof may be exempted
Certificates of Origin
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is authorized by the Hong Kong SAR Government to issue a full range of certificates of origin (CO) under Protection of Non-Government Certificates of Origin Ordinance Chapter 324
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Certification of Documents
HKGCC's Commercial Document Service allows users to prepare and check their Commercial applications over the Internet. The Service also provides companies with pre-lodgement checking to reduce travelling time spent on making corrections. Users can also access their past application records, Payment statement and the latest news on certification via this site

Counter Lodging
After online submission, users have to bring the following for counter lodgement:
1. Print and fill in 'Application and Declaration Form'
2. Submit a photocopy of business registration certificate
3. Document to be certified in two copies (one copy will be kept in Chamber)
4. Supporting documents (if required):

Document may be issued or deferred for amendment upon further examination on submitted documents. Provided there is no complication on the submitted documents, certified commercial document will be issued at the counter in 4 hours.

- Please provide a photo copy of the business registration for verification.
- The Chamber has the rights to verify the submitted documents and request any supporting documents from applicant as required.
- The Chamber neither assumes not accepts liability for any loss or damage resulting from the commercial certification.
- The Chamber may, without assigning any reason, refuse to accept any application.
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