ICC Sri Lanka launches new and improved electronic Certificate of Origin website

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The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka has relaunched its electronic Certificate of Origin (eCOO) website (www.coo.iccsrilanka.com) with new features from 1 January 2020. 

Improvements to the website will pave the way for ICC Sri Lanka eCOO customers to have easy access to obtain the certificates in real time. A Certificate of Origin (COO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.

ICCSL has been issuing COOs for the last 10 years. ICC Sri Lanka comprises competent trade staff able to provide expert support to Sri Lankan exporters as part of the ICC global trade network. Furthermore, ICC Sri Lanka is the only chamber to issue eCOOs since 2012. As such, the chamber gives customers the benefit of a speedy application process as well as a more secure documentation environment. The eCOO system includes security features such as online verification of the authenticity of COOs issued electronically. In addition, it provides electronic applications as well as issuance, complete with a digital rubber stamp of ICC Sri Lanka with the signature of the authorised officer. The process of registration to submission takes only a few steps with the new and improved eCOO website, thus leading to savings in time and money. Supporting documents can also be uploaded when making an application for a COO. Moreover, with eCOOs there are no courier charges, no travel and no waiting in queues. Users can obtain COO documents through the website on their computer or mobile as the website is mobile responsive.

The ICC World Chambers Federation has set up international standards for the issuance of COO to support transparent issuance standard procedures to raise the level of acceptance by the customs administration and business community. Therefore, ICC Sri Lanka follows the ICC WCF international COO guidelines. To discuss the rates ICCSL can offer call, the Secretariat on 2307841 and speak with the COO issuing staff. 

ICC is the world’s largest business organisation representing more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries. ICC’s core mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, ICC promotes international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. 

Its members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce. ICC was founded in 1919. It has a permanent seat as an observer of the UN, the only private sector organisation to receive such an honour. ICCSL is the domestic chapter of the Paris-based international world business organisation. ICCSL was incorporated in 1955 and has been engaged in a wide area of support for business for member companies. It is the only licenced authority to issue ATA Carnet, which forms an integral part of its operations, issues certificates of origin and conducts professional training.