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essCert Electronic Certificates of Origin (eCOs)

essCert is an electronic Certificate of Origin (eCO) solution, providing Chambers of Commerce, Authorizing Bodies, Exporters and Freight Forwarders with a secure, online tool for application and issuance of  eCOs.

essCert combines the best of our electronic Certificate of Origin solutions TradeCert & eCertify with next-generation technolgies to offer the world's most powerful eCO solution.

By using essCert eCOs, relevant parties can apply for, sign, stamp and receive back original electronic Certificates of Origin, eliminating time-consuming and inefficient, manual paper-based processes.

essDOCS operates the world’s largest electronic Certificate of Origin network, including 200+ Chambers of Commerce and 31,000+ Exporters & Freight Forwarders, issuing eCOs out of 12 export countries and receiving eCOs into 203 import countries.  


How it Works

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Key Features 

For Exporters & Forwarders

  • Interface with corporate systems
  • Extract data from PDF invoice, creating applications automatically
  • Forwarder module, supporting unlimited no. of exporters through multiple forwarder stations
  • Upload pre-formatted Certificate of Origin PDF templates created by other systems (even Microsoft Word or Excel templates)
  • Supports preferential and non-preferential COs

For Chambers of Commerce

  • Chamber-specific branding
  • Interface with Chamber accounting systems
  • Interface with Chamber CRM system
  • Chamber Hub, supporting multiple Chamber offices or agent Chambers

Benefits

For Exporters & Forwarders

  • Eliminate up to 95% of back-office Certificate administration time, increasing admin efficiencies and reducing admin costs
  • Significantly reduce risk of liability & fraud
  • Time/resource savings by eliminating maintenance & upkeep of custom-built/legacy CO platforms
  • Increase visibility and auditability via online reporting tool 
  • Multi-lingual solution, supporting implementation in any language 
  • Add value to Chamber membership and attract new members

For Chambers of Commerce

  • Significanty reduce document certification time
  • Eliminate courier/mail costs
  • Significalty reduce data re-entry
  • Significantly reduce submission errors and incorrect declarations
  • Significantly reduce risk of liability & fraud
  • Receive real-time notifications regarding certificate acceptance or rejection
  • Industry standard, designed to work for all types of electronic submissions

Next-Generation eCO Technology

Upcoming essCert features to be delivered in 2018: 

  • Fully dynamic and upgraded user experience providing improved optimization across mobile, tablet and laptop
  • Open Platform where Chambers will be able to offer eCOs through multiple eCO providers and connect to a range of Chamber CRMs
  • Accounting module to handle all customer invoicing 
  • Processing / Agent chamber capability enabling smaller Chambers the option to outsource eCO processing to larger Chambers while maintaining their own branding
  • Invoice-to-application tool, using OCR and machine learning to auto-generate the eCO application 
  • Multi-payment options via Paypal, Stripe, SagePay, Bambora and Releax; or invoicing to handle customers on account
  • Powerful Reporting Module
  • Verification Tool for third-parties plus connectivity to ICC Verification Site for Chambers who are a member of the ICC eCO Verification Chain
  • Improved security by way of optional two-factor authentication  
  • Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) option, enabling Chambers to connect eCO data to DLT platforms and connectivity to IoT devices to improve origin verification

Countries 

Our eCOs are currently used by Chambers of Commerce in the following 12 export countries, with 2 additional export countries going live in Q4 2018. Click on the countries below for a detailed list of the chambers we work with in each country. 

Europe

Africa

Asia/Oceania


Contact

Contact essDOCS or email us at certification@essdocs.com to request an online demo and quote. 
 

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