All exporters of new products should apply for a Certificate of Origin to determine whether the product qualifies for duty free concessions under the relevant preferential scheme. While there is no registration requirement, companies must ensure that the correct documentation/certification procedures are followed to ensure that goods are exported in accordance with established procedures.
The Certification Unit of Export Barbados (BIDC) is the Certifying Authority for all Trade Agreements except for ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which is certified by The Barbados Customs and Excise Department.
The agreements under which exports are certified by the Unit are:
1. The Caribbean Community and Common market (CARICOM)
2. The Caribbean Basin Recovery Act (CBI)
5. CARICOM/Dominican Republic
6. The Commonwealth Caribbean and Canada (CARIBCAN)
7. Generalized System of Preferences (16 countries plus EEC) – GSP
9. CARICOM/Costa Rica
The Certification Unit offers an immediate certification service for exports under these agreements. This service is situated at the corporate headquarters on Princess Alice Highway in Bridgetown.
During the certification process all Certificates of Origin are signed by the authorized officers and the official stamp is affixed. This confirms the declaration given by the exporter is correct and that the goods identified were produced in Barbados and that they comply with the provisions governing the determination of origin.
Contact our office for export certification documents.
Tel:(246) 427-5350 or email@example.com