Document Certification

Certify your Certificates of Origin online through TradeCert

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Important Information

All documents presented to us for certification must be accompanied by a Letter of Waiver and proof of a company’s registration in Canada with the federal or provincial/territorial government and must be submitted online.

Please allow sufficient time for the review and certification of your documents. Please scan and email multi-page documents, non-routine documents or background documents for review to before getting them notarized and submitting them. Non-routine documents will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Multi-page/high volume requests can be processed the same day provided they are submitted online no later than 3:00 p.m. ET for Full Service. We will certify DIY documents up until 4:30 p.m. ET.

Global Affairs Requirements

Any documents that require authentication from Global Affairs, other than Certificates of Origin, must be notarized by a notary public or commissioner of oaths. Having a letter of waiver on file with us is insufficient.

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A preferential certificate of origin is a document attesting that goods in a particular shipment are of a certain origin under the definitions of a particular bilateral or multilateral free trade agreement.


A non-preferential certificate of origin is a document attesting the origin of goods in a particular shipment, when the goods either do not meet the requirements stipulated in a free-trade agreement, or are destined to a territory that does not have a bilateral or multilateral free trade agreement with Canada

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