How to fill out the Exporter’s Statement of Origin Form. Goods are manufactured in China but exported from UK to Canada.

Question

I need to fill out the exporters statement of origin form for a customer in Canada. The forms states:

I certify that the goods described in this invoice were produced in the beneficiary country of ________ and that at least________% of the ex-factory price of the goods originates in the beneficiary country of__________.

I need to understand what I put into the blanks. The goods are originally manufactured in China and shipped to the UK. We would then be sending the goods from the UK to Canada.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Answer

Hi Paul: As the goods appear to be only transiting the UK and no-value add is done there, I believe the paperwork should be filled out as follows:
‘I certify that the goods described in this invoice were produced in the beneficiary country of CHINA and that at least 100% of the ex-factory price of the goods originates in the beneficiary country of CHINA’.

However, I would advise you review the Canada Border Services Agency webiste regarding importing products into Canada http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/guide-eng.html#s4 and you may want to varify your particular circumstances directly with CBSA. Contact info available at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/contact/bis-sif-eng.html. As CBSA has the final decision on products entering Canada and applicable duty rates based on country of origin, I strongly encourage you to verify the above information.

If you have further queries about ongoing business in Canada and how we can help, please let me know – gilda.carbone@fco.gov.uk.

Kind regards,

Gilda

Answer

Hi Paul,

Gilda is quite right, so long as the goods are only transiting through the UK and nothing is being added or taken away from the goods then you will put it exactly as Gilda says.
As a freight forwarder we do these all day everyday so if you need any other assistance on this or your shipping quotes please email or contact me on the below.

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Answer

Wow! Brilliant, thanks guys. This is really great advice and info. Thanks for coming back to me so quickly. I can now continue and start learning the Canadian Invoices Format.

Kind regards

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