Commenting on the matter, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Sacci member, said it had a decades-long history of issuing certificates of origin and trade certifications.
The Durban chamber is a Sars-authorised and International Chamber of Commerce-accredited issuer of certificates of origin and trade certifications.
“A certificate of origin is an important international trade document that certifies that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. It also serves as an official declaration by the exporter adding credibility to their product or service and the export/import process,” said Palesa Phili, Durban Chamber chief executive.
“Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining the duty that will be applied or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.”