Providing evidence with ease through a registered file
The most common simplified procedure is the dossier déposé. Indeed, the time required to collect the necessary evidence to obtain a CO can be a challenge for many companies. Why? Well, because of many reasons: their suppliers may be scattered around the world, the number of items exported may be huge, or their contract requires the goods to be processed very quickly. Gathering all the necessary documents to obtain a certificate of origin takes a lot of time and energy, both for the company and for the Chamber of Commerce. And that’s where the registered file comes in.
In order to obtain a registered file, it is first necessary to provide a list of the items likely to be exported at the time. Secondly, the company must demonstrate traceability of origin throughout the supply chain. The Chamber will carry out spot checks to ensure that these documents are available. The company and the Chamber then sign a contract, validated by the FPS Economy. Valid for one year, it allows the company to request certificates of origin without having to present evidence.