The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade provides certification of documents required for export of goods. Documents include certificates of origin, commercial invoices, letters for business visas, and others.
A Certificate of Origin is necessary if the shipper is asked to supply it by a banking institution, the consignee, etc. It may also simply be in the shipper's best interest to procure a Certificate of Origin to ensure the shipment does not become congested or delayed at the border.
Documents received between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday will be processed immediately. Those that arrive after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the following business day.
Certificates of Origin and commercial invoices are two separate sets of documents — any subsequent corrections to be made on documents which have been signed by an authorized representative of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade are considered to be another set.
The Board of Trade provides two convenient ways to have your documents certified:
Online with essCert
How much does it cost?
With essCert you will:
- Eliminate courier costs
- Reduce administration costs
- Reduce errors
- Improve turnaround time
- Receive prompt notification of acceptance or rejection
Cost per set (Maximum 8 pages per set)
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
World Trade Centre
Suite 400, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.