Export Electronic Certificates of Origin

Switching to electronic certificates of origin (eCOs) ensures security and compliance at the highest level.  


Your certificates are stored online with a full audit trail and a searchable database. This service also includes a global eCO website through which banks, customs authorities, embassies, and freight forwarders can verify the authenticity of your certificates of origin.

Take control of your certificates to ensure they are stamped by the only USA authorized entity, a chamber of commerce.  Save time and money from unnecessary trips to the chamber and reduced courier, travel, postage, and parking fees. 

Electronic certificates of origin

You can enter the certificate information once and save as a template.  This will save hours of work and even help to reduce errors.

It's easy

Eliminate the time, courier or mailing costs you now incur every time you need a certificate of origin stamped. 


This also saves on staff time and interruptions!

It’s economical

Save you and your staff a trip to the chamber and and enjoy the convenience of creating and submitting electonic certificates of origin from your office.

It’s convenient

Reduce risk of liability & fraud for yourself or your export customers

Export banks, traders and customs can verify the authenticity of a certificate 

It’s secure

Significantly reduce your document certification time to as little as an hour.

Now that's fast!

It’s fast

Simply log-in and enter the certificate details. The chamber receives an email notice, reviews, and approves online. Then email or print the certificate complete with the chamber's digital signature and stamp.

It's turnkey


Four things to know about our pricing

Flat-rate price

Only pay for processed certificates of origin. For members, it's $25.

Transparent, consistent pricing

No set-up fee, monthly charges, or subscription fees. 

Member pricing

Members save 65% and receive our exclusive price.  Not a member, let's talk.

No long-term commitments

There is no long-term contract or termination fee.  

The preferred certificate of origin solution for 38,000 exporters and freight forwarders 

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essCert is the market leading solution for electronic export documents, turning existing paper-based stamping and signing of trade documents into a streamlined process. You will quickly see why 38,000+ exporters and freight forwarders have modernized their export documents with essCert.


Takes 3 minutes to register.

No registration fees.

No upfront charges or costs to register. Only pay if you process a certificate.  If you are new to our program, you will receive your first  electronic certificate at no cost, then only pay $25/certificate as a member.  Non-member pricing is also available.

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For more information about our
Valued Partner Program, contact Ashleigh Pair Conner at aconner@columbiachamber.com or 803.733.1138

Shipping Benefit

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Member savings in the United States:

- 50% on express air

- 30% on ground shipping 

Member savings internationally:

- 50% on Export

- 40% on Import

- 25% US to Canada

Freight savings (over 150 pound pkgs)

- starting at 75%

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