The 2013 International Certificates of Origin Survey,
and the global map of CO activities it will provide, are part of WCF’s drive to
harmonize the hugely varied CO issuing procedures of Chambers of Commerce worldwide.
launch of the International CO Survey in 2003, there had been no global
tracking undertaken to understand the volume, scope and critical issues for
organizations undertaking CO issuance.
is important for mapping and monitoring trends and issues, and helping WCF in
its advocacy work and assistance to chambers.
encouraging all chambers of commerce to take part in this brief CO survey. The stronger
the data, the better we can promote best practice in CO delivery. And the better we can reinforce
chambers’ credibility as trusted, competent third parties in issuing
certificates of origin,”
said Anthony Parkes, Director of ICC WCF.
CO standards are reassuring for world trade
ICC WCF launched its International Certificates of Origin Accreditation Chain,
with an easily recognizable international quality label, to reassure business,
traders, banks and customs administrations that participating chambers have
issued COs according to internationally accepted best practices.
contribution to harmonization is WCF’s International
Certificate of Origin Guidelines, a free copy of which will be awarded to
one participant of the current survey.
All chambers of commerce are invited to take
online from 4 February to 30 April, the survey takes only a few minutes to
complete and is adaptable to all chambers, whatever their CO-issuing activities.
All responses will be kept confidential. Chambers are all invited to complete
the survey by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013InternationalCOSurvey.