When shipping internationally with Easyship, the commercial invoice automatically generates alongside your shipping documents. You can directly save the product's country of origin on Easyship, which will reflect on the commercial invoice. This feature is currently in Beta.
What is the Country of Origin?
The country of origin refers to the country of manufacture/production. When importing, customs may require it.
For example, if you are shipping T-shirts manufactured in Vietnam, the country of origin would be Vietnam. To verify, customs authorities may ask for a certificate of origin as part of the clearance process. The manufacturer is typically in possession of such certificates.
How do you benefit from specifying the Country of Origin?
Destination countries may have international trade agreements for certain products and countries of origin, reducing import tariffs. The country of origin proves that products are eligible for lower duties and taxes.
How to change your product's Country of Origin?
Step 1: Navigate to Product Listing
Step 2: Add or Edit a Product
Step 3: Under Shipping & Customs, select a Country of Origin and Save
Note: The product's country of origin can also update via CSV.
Moving forward, shipments containing saved products will include the Country of Origin.
Access the Beta Feature
With this feature enabled, you can update the Country of Origin of a product manually on the dashboard, via CSV Upload, or Sync Product/Order.
The feature is in beta testing. It is available for all Easyship users. Please send us a request via the following link: Request COO Beta.