Certificates of Origin

Issuance of certificate of origin

Certificate of Origin is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country.

Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture issues two types of certificates of origin :-

  1. Non-preferential
  2. Preferential
Interested parties for certificates of origin are the following stakeholders :-
  1. Customs administrators
  2. Importers
  3. Freight forwarders or
  4. Banks
The issuance of these certificates in the isles comes from the government of Zanzibar’s decision to delegate such role to the private sector – ZNCCIA.

How to use electronic system for issuance

An exporter is required to access the online system to request for certificate of origin which will simplify his/her process by first registering and filling the information of the required certificate and finally submits his/her request for processing at the Chamber by Signatories.

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