Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has launched eCertify, an
automated, web-based Certificate of Origin processing service, to
make life easier for hundreds of exporters and freight
The innovative new service, provided by global trade software company eCertify, has already attracted more than 60 registrations, including exporters from Hawaii and San Diego as well as the Los Angeles area.
“Manual processing of Certificates of Origin limited the service to exporters in close proximity,” said eCertify President and Founder Carman Rossi. “Now the L.A. Chamber can provide services to exporters farther afield. eCertify saves courier costs, reduces turnaround time and is more efficient irrespective of the distance from the chamber.”
Certificates of Origin are mandatory to validate goods for export to most countries – they have been used in one form or another for more than a century, since the days when sailing ships moved goods around the globe.
eCertify is the first solution to remove the cumbersome manual processes of stamping and signing, and was endorsed by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives at the 2009 ACCE Convention in Raleigh, NC.
The L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber of
commerce in Southern California. It represents more than 750,000
employees in the region and strongly supports Global Trade
“Our exporters are looking for ways to reduce time and speed up delivery,” said L.A. Area Chamber President and CEO Gary Toebben. “eCertify means fewer manual processes, fewer errors and speedier delivery through technology that takes minutes instead of hours and days. It gives exporters a competitive advantage.”
eCertify has been deployed globally using a web-based
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model together with PayPal for
immediate payment to streamline implementation and reduce
administration time and cost.
Mr Rossi said that eCertify automates the final step for export documentation in the global supply chain.
“More than 20 U.S. Chambers have now registered to use eCertify,” he said. “It’s a lean, green solution that reduces paper usage, costs and time to market.”
Studies conducted by eCertify show that the solution could save US exporters direct costs of $500 million a year.
President and Founder,
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L.A.Chamber of Commerce
Mandy Denaux, +1 213.580.7532
Alejandro Guzmán, +1 213.580.7544
eCertify was established in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2004 to improve productivity and reduce costs in the processing of Certificates of Origin, used by exporters, freight forwarders, Chambers of Commerce and Customs to validate goods for export. In March 2010, the company established an office in Alexandria, VA, to support Chambers of Commerce in providing eCertify to their members.
Carman Rossi, President, eCertify
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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region.
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