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Certificate of Free Sale Details

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber can issue a Certificate of Free Sale for products sold freely in the United States.

Obtaining a Certificate of Free Sale:

  • 1. Overview

    A Certificate of Free Sale, sometimes called a "Certificate for Export" or "Certificate to Foreign Governments", is an assurance to a foreign agency that the products listed on the certificate are manufactured and freely sold in the U.S. The Certificate of Free Sales is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

    If you need a Certificate of Origin, please follow this link to access our online system: e-Certify
  • 2. Requirements

    The Metro Atlanta Chamber can issue a Certificate of Free Sale for products manufactured in the U.S. if the following requirements are met:

    • You must be a Georgia-registered business.
    • You must submit a notarized letter on the manufacturer’s letterhead stating that the products to be listed on the Certificate of Free Sale are manufactured in the U.S.
    Download a manufacturer template letter
    • For each product to be listed on the Certificate of Free Sale, your company must submit copies of invoices showing the sale of each product to two (2) different U.S. customers. The invoices should be dated within the last 12 months and the product names must be the same as how they will appear on the certificate. Please note that we can list up to 25 products on one certificate.
    • Please specify exactly how the products should be listed on the certificate(s). This should coincide with how they are listed on the commercial invoice. Let us know if the product name for the foreign market differs from the product name in the U.S.
    If the FDA covers the product, we cannot issue a Certificate of Free Sale for you. You must contact the FDA directly and have them issue the certificate.
  • 3. Fees

    The fee for a Certificate of Free Sale is $75. We are able to list up to 25 products per certificate

    • Prepayment is required. We accept AmEx, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    The Certificate of Free Sale takes two (2) business days at minimum to process.