Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce
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Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin Procedures

A Certificate of Origin is an export document certifying that the referenced goods were produced in the United States. Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide this service to our members as well as non-members. Below is a description of GLI’s certification process and links to helpful resources.

  • Complete, sign, and return a notarized copy of Greater Louisville Inc. Affidavit of Certificate of Origin
  • Complete, sign, and present a notarized certificate of origin.  Support documentation, such as a bill of lading or other shipping documents, must be presented as proof of export.
  • Walk-in requests will be completed while you wait at the time of submission.  Please call 502.625.0000 prior to your visit to ensure chamber seal personnel are available.
  • Email requests should be sent to Kim James or Shaunita Burchette and will be completed the same day if received by 3 pm unless the Chamber is closed (weekend, holiday, emergencies).  Please include your preferred receiving method (digital or USPS).
  • Upon completion, you will receive an email notification that will include a digital copy of each document submitted. Shipping & Handling fees apply if you don’t select a DIY printing option.

Certificate of Origin Forms

You may obtain a Certificate of Origin form online or create your own form based on existing online forms. If creating your own form, the following liability statement must be included in certificates of origin for commodities of United States origin, for authentication by Greater Louisville Inc:

The Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Kentucky, does hereby certify that to the best of its knowledge and belief the statements made herein concerning both prices and country of origin, are true and correct.  

If you are using a standard form, it will be stamped with the above language when you visit our office.

Affidavit for Certificate of Origin

This affidavit releases GLI from any liability with regard to the origination of the goods. Certificate of Origin Affidavit.


The Certificate of Origin and the Affidavit must be notarized before GLI will certify the documents. Notarizations can be done at GLI for a $15 fee for non-investors. The fee is waived for GLI investors.

Accompanying Documentation

Please include a bill of lading, or other shipping documents such as an airbill/waybill or a commercial invoice, if possible. A duplicate copy of all documents must be provided for our records.


GLI investors, $15 per visit for certificates of origin

Non-investors, $100 per visit for certificates of origin

If you are interested in becoming a member of GLI, read more about the benefits of membership here. Payment is due at the time of service and can be made by check, cash, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Greater Louisville Inc.

Notary Services
GLI offers all Notary Services, free of charge for investors; non-investors are charged a $15 fee.

Contact Us

For hours of operation and questions, please call (502) 625-0000.


Further information on Certificates of Origin

Sample Certificate of Origin Form