A free-form certification can be used as an alternative to the presentation of the Certificate of Origin by Chilean producers and exporters, as well as by US importers, if they certify that their products meet the requirements of the Chilean Free Trade Agreement. The United States and Chile have agreed on a special free trade agreement. When these two countries ship goods, the special certificate of origin is required to obtain the reduced duties on certain products. The certificate is issued by the exporter, importer or manufacturer of the goods. The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force in 2004, and since January 1, 2015, all qualified products are exempt from tariffs. In order to benefit from duty-free treatment under the Free Trade Agreement, products must comply with the applicable rules of origin. The free trade agreement also provides favourable access for US service providers. It guarantees the protection of U.S. investors and U.S. copyrights, trademarks and patents registered in Chile.

In addition, Chile has opened up important government procurement contracts to U.S. bidders. Any application for preferences under the CLFTA must be supported by a certificate of origin attesting to the originating status of the imported product. This link provides a PDF template that shows how to structure such a certificate of origin. The template is filled out and users can use it. Its use or the respect of its structure is in no way obligatory. However, in accordance with the applicable rules, all data elements referred to therein must continue to be made available to CBP, upon request, as part of a claim for preferential tariff treatment. The Chilean Free Trade Agreement (CLFTA) entered into force on 1 January 2004. Under the agreement, most Chilean products arrive in the United States duty-free and without the Goods Processing Tax (MPF) and virtually all are imported free of charge until their full implementation in 2015.

Box 3: Where a manufacturer indicates the full legal name, address (including country) and legal tax identification number as defined in box 1 of the manufacturer. If more than one manufacturer is listed on the certificate, indicate “Miscellaneous” and add a list of all manufacturers, including their legal name, address (including country) and tax identification number, which refers to the goods or products described in box 5. If you want this information to be confidential, it is acceptable to indicate “Available for customs upon request”. If the manufacturer and exporter are identical, fill in the “SAME” field. If the producer is unknown, it is acceptable to indicate “UNKNOWN”. Box 5: Provide a full description of each product. The description should be sufficient to associate it with the description of the invoice and the description of the matter by the Harmonized System (HS). If the certificate covers a single shipment of a shipment of goods, indicate the invoice number, as indicated on the commercial invoice. If it is not announced, provide another unique reference number, for example. B the shipping number, order number or any other number that can identify the goods. The reconciliation prototype is an alternative method of filing Chilean FTA duties on a large scale after importation. As with claims under Standard 19 USC 1520(d), they must be claimed within one year of importation and all requirements and responsibilities of the preferential program remain in effect.

Customs usually needs other shipping documents; the certificate of origin is only one of these forms. . . .