The Chamber of Catawba County provides a service to streamline the processing of export documents for international trade through through a technology platform called essCert. These documents include Certificates of Origin, Commercial Invoices, and Packing Lists, which are used to verify that goods originated in or were processed in a particular country. This services eliminates courier costs, loss of productivity, reduces the risk of human error and the need for paper processing, all while expediting the turnaround time (The average processing time is less than an hour!).
Additionally, we are pleased to partner with Chambers of Commerce & Economic Development Organizations across our region to extend this privilege to their partner exporters as well. If you are a current member of a Chamber of any bordering county of Catawba (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Lincoln or Iredell), email Lisa Killian to learn how you can take advantage of this cost-saving service.
To learn more about essCert and how the process works, visit esscert.com/how-it-works/ or email Lisa Killian, Administrator, who will assist you with your questions and registration.