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New Mercosur Certificate of Origin Requirements Take Effect


Effective June 27, 2015, beneficiaries under the Mercosur free trade agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay will need to present a revised Mercosur certificate of origin, as specified in the 77th Additional Protocol of the Economic Complementation Agreement #18.

The certificate of origin is part of Appendix II, and key points include the following:
  • Certificate cannot contain any amendments
  • All fields must be completed (except fields 14 and 3 when importer and consignee are the same)
  • Certificate will be valid for 180 days after issuance date
  • Certificate must be issued within 60 days from commercial invoice date

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