Trade Documentation

What is a Certificate of Origin?

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document that can be used to satisfy your buyers that the products exported are wholly obtained, produced or manufactured in Singapore, depending on the Rules of Origin.

CO’s are not only issued for locally manufactured or processed products, but also for products from other countries which are re-exported from Singapore. However, we do not issue COs for the export of Singapore-origin textiles and textile products to EU and USA.

Members who apply for CO’s through SMCCI will enjoy concessionary rates while seeking endorsements for their products.

How to Apply?

Click on the links below to find out about the various criteria and documents required in the application of the Certificate of Origin:
1) SMCCI CO Guidelines
2) ANNEX A Specimen Signatures of Authorized Signatories.pdf
3) ANNEX B Letter of Indemnity for SMCCI Members Only.pdf
4) ANNEX C Letter of Indemnity for Non-Members Only.pdf
5) ANNEX D Letter of Declaration by Manufacturer.pdf
6) ANNEX E Letter of Declaration by Supplier.pdf
7) ANNEX F Letter of Declaration by Exporter for Foreign Origin of Goods.pdf
8) ANNEX G Letter of Manufacturing Cost Statement.pdf
9) ANNEX H Letter for Late Application.pdf
10) ANNEX I Letter for Cancellation.pdf

Certificate of Origin (TDB 3) forms are available at the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry office and all other Singapore Chambers of Commerce.

Effective 1 August 2015 Onwards
SMCCI has implemented a collection schedule for approved CO applications on the same day. However, an “Express Service Counter” is available for customers with urgent processing needs within 30 minutes to an hour. This service will cater to all urgent CO request for urgent shipments, etc.

The express service is chargeable at $12.00 per set for SMCCI Members and $16.50 per set for non-members.

Type of Service Submission Time Collection Time
                                    Manual CO Before 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
on the same day
After 3:00 PM 9:00 AM onwards
on the next day
Express Service Counter
(Max of 3 Sets Only, with Max 5 pages & 5 copies)
Before 5:30 PM Within 30 minutes to an hour
on the same day


Manual CO Submission SMCCI Members Non-Members
1st set of 4 copies of CO Origin Comprising 1-2 pgs
(Inclusive of the original)
S$12.00 / Set S$16.50 / Set
1st set of 4 copies of CO Origin Comprising 1-2 pgs
(Inclusive of the original)
S$9.00 / Set S$12.00 / Set
Any further additional copies
(i.e. from the 5th copy onwards)
S$3.30 / Copy S$4.30 / Copy
Any additional pages
(i.e. from the 3rd page onwards)
S$1.10 / Copy S$2.20 / Page
Special Documents (Maximum 3 copies) S$55.00 S$55.00
Typing Service S$16.50 / Set S$16.50 / Set
CO Blank Forms S$13.00 / Booklet S$13.00 / Booklet
Photocopy Service S$0.30 / Page S$0.30 / Page

  Prices are revised and inclusive of 7% with effect from 15 August 2017.

Terms & Conditions

Find out about governing conditions, rules and laws on the application of the Certificate of Origin.
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Operating hours for Certificate of Origin (CO) endorsement:
9:00 am – 5:30 pm (Mon – Fri)
Closed on Weekends & Public Holidays

Being a first-timer, what is the procedure to observe when applying for CO?

  • Letter of Specimen Signatures of Authorised Signatories (Annex A)
  • Valid Business Registration No (ACRA)

Endorsement processing time:
Documents sent for endorsement may be collected on the same day.

Can we submit a copy of supporting documents if the original is not available?
All photocopied supporting documents should be labelled “Certified True Copy” and endorsed with Company’s official stamp with an authorized signature.

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