Updated: Dec 31, 2021
Many U.S.-based corporations and LLCs may start out conducting the majority of their business domestically; however, there is always that desire to expand into international trade. This is the case especially when it comes to exporting. Due to the lucrative nature of exporting U.S. goods to foreign countries, many companies often incorporate it into their present or future business operations. So exactly how would an established U.S.-based corporation or LLC go about getting involved in exporting?
As is expected with any form of international trade, certain company Apostilled documents must be obtained in order to begin exporting. One such document is called a Certificate of Origin Apostille. This article will discuss the nature of U.S. exports, and why you would need a Certificate of Origin Apostille to engage in international trade. We will also discuss how American Apostille & Notary Services can assist in helping your company obtain a Certificate of Origin Apostille.
According to the United States Census Bureau, in October 2021 U.S. goods exported reached 157.9 billion dollars. This was also reported as being the highest dollar amount for U.S. exported goods for any given month on record. U.S. exports to China represented 16.6 billion dollars of the previously quoted amount of exports for October 2021. This figure was also recorded as the highest monthly dollar amount for U.S. exported goods to any country on record. With recent statistical data such as this, it’s obvious why many companies become involved in international trade.
So you’ve given it some thought, and you now want to start exporting your company’s goods to other countries outside the United States. The first thing you would want to do is determine what countries have an existing market for your product offering. You want to make sure there is adequate demand for what you have to offer in terms of exported goods. Just because your products are in high demand in the United States doesn’t necessarily mean that will be the case in another country. There are social and economic factors that can have a strong bearing effect on the profitability of your planned exports.
If your company is just starting out and you don’t know how to go about securing international buyers, then utilizing the professional services of an Export Manager would be a good idea. Export Managers act as an intermediary between foreign buyers and domestic sellers. Once hired, Export Managers can find international buyers for your company which is considered a domestic manufacturer. In essence, your company will have its own international sales professional working abroad. Utilizing Export Managers for securing international buyers is very common, and quite effective.
You’ve now identified the intended international market to start exporting your Delaware company’s products, and you’ve found a way to secure buyers in this market. Now you have to make sure you have the required documents for international trade. This is where a Delaware Certificate of Origin Apostille is required. A Certificate of Origin is a certified document that is used for the purpose of international trade. The document is completed by the exporter and confirmed by a recognized issuing organization such as the local chamber of commerce.
Documents such as Certificates of Origin require an Apostille in order to conduct business internationally. A Delaware Certificate of Origin Apostille is a one-page document issued under the Great Seal of the State of Delaware that is attached to a certified copy of the original document. Foreign trade partners require a Delaware Certificate of Origin Apostille because it confirms that the shipments you will be exporting are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured, or processed in the United States.
It is very important your Delaware company’s Certificate of Origin Apostille is completed correctly. American Apostille & Notary Services can assist in preparing your Delaware Certificate of Origin Apostille. We have access to state resources that enable us to complete this process in a very timely and efficient manner. For more details please contact our office today at 848-467-7740.