Country of Origin

Questions and answers about Country of Origin

  • Country of Origin

    Question: Metal parts country of origin is China; Wooden boards county of origin is Thailand; Metal parts are ship to Thailand to be packaged and shipped with wooden boards. Metal parts (HTS 94039090) are shipped from China to Thailand. Final product packaged and shipped together (9403.20.0075) from Thailand to USA. What will be the COO […]

  • Country of Origin for VN Fan assembled into final product in CN

    Question: We currently import an assembled product as an axial Fan (8414.59.6590). The assembled product does not work without a fan, hence this is the essential character of the end product. If the fan component is sourced in Vietnam (and carries a VN CoO), then sent to China for assembly of the finished item, does […]

  • Country of Origin, County of Production, etc.

    Question: Does anyone have a good whitepaper or definitions of the difference between, Made in, country of origin, country of production, product of, produced in….etc? Answer 1: We use this for pharmaceutical products: API Source Determining COO Wording in Labeling 1. API from one source Country of API source, e.g. India Product of XXXX 2. […]

  • Country of Origin by Lane

    Question: Good day, We are faced with an issue where we need to deal with different COO rulings from different importing countries. The U.S for example interprets substantial transformation for some of our products differently from how most other countries do. We have thus decided to explore the possibility of assigning COO to not just […]

  • UK to EU to MX COO Steel Slab

    QUESTION: Situation- A steel slab melted and poured in the UK, classified as 7207, now shipped to EU production plant where it will be cut into pieces for producing electrolytic tinplate coils destined to Mexico.  HTS 7210 is what the EU plant is using to ship to MX.  I have looked through the Rules of […]


    QUESTION: Regarding Certificates of Origin (CoO) and Long-Term Vendor Declarations (LTVD’s), does anyone in the US issue CoO’s or LTVD’s to their European subsidiaries that share the same ERP system? Typically, we move inventory from Sub to Sub using stock transfer orders from one plant to another.  We maintain country of origin (COO) at the […]


    QUESTION: Wondering if anyone in the membership has any advice on how to validate country of origin for massive list of over 100 component parts?  Specifically looking for country of origin of Vietnam.  Are there are any basic rules to ask yourself before confirming the origin or do you really take into account the “wholly […]


    QUESTION: I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if so, how was it resolved. We import bulk goods from a company in Germany and they are not able to tell us the country of origin. They say their suppliers don’t even know the country of origin because they get the nuts, […]

  • Managing Roo’s

    QUESTION: What should a company do to manage differing non-preferential ROOs for one part? CFR 102 non-preferential ROOs differ from the EU non-preferential ROOs.  The assembled part will import both into the US and have global distribution on the same ERP part #. I can’t find the WCO ROOs online. ************ Answers: The rules of […]

  • Kits Country of Origin

    Question: Need assistance from ICPA members regarding country of origin for kits. We have the following scenario, is a kit that consist of washer, nut, carton, bag, label, label. The kit is put together for retail sale.  But not to sure on the country of origin will be, as there is 2 washers one from […]

  • Country of Origin

    QUESTION: Our company work with steel and iron products. We obtain a mill certificate for each item of purchase.  My question is this.  If the origin of the melt is say Spain but then the item is formed into a new item in Malaysia, what is the origin?  Where the transformation takes place or where […]


    QUESTION: Since joining my company a few years ago, I have struggled to communicate to leadership the importance of collecting and maintaining Country of Origin information from suppliers in our ERP system.I am responsible for Trade Compliance and government funding certification, so Country of Origin is a critical element of any analysis. Unfortunately, we don’t […]