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Certificates of Origin for Goods

The Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry issues Certificates of Origin.

Application of the certificates of origin is determined by the legislation or practice of the state which is importing the goods.

Certificates of origin may:

  • serve as a basis for applying customs tariffs and trade policy measures, for example, anti-dumping measures, quantitative restrictions, tariff quotas;
  • be included in the list of documents necessary for the processing of a letter of credit;
  • be necessary for the collector of goods in another member state of the European Union or outside of it, etc.

Determination of the origin of goods and issuance of the certificates of origin is regulated by the following laws and regulations:

  • The Community Customs Code: Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92, Articles 22 – 26. More information...
  • Regulations for the implementation of the Community Customs Code: Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, Articles 35 – 54 and Amendments 9 – 11 (Consolidated version). More information…
  • Customs Law of the Republic of Latvia (Articles 23 – 25). More information…
  • Cab. Reg. No. 239 Procedure of issuance of certificates for goods with non-preferential origin and assessment of the issued certificates. More information…

The combined classification code used for the application of regulations of origin may be found in Commission Implementation Regulation (EU) No 1001/2013 (4 October 2013) amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (EU OV L 290, 31.10.2013). More information…