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AWTCC Director, Brian Smith, visits with Chinese Agency to Improve Trade Relations!

28 Feb 2017 | AWTCC

Six people standing together

Updated: Apr 7, 2022

Six people standing together

In late February of 2017, Co-Founder, Treasurer and Director of American World Trade Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Brian Smith, visited with Mrs. Yan Yun, Deputy Director of Commercial Legal Service Center for China Chamber of International Commerce in Beijing to discuss avenues of cooperation between the two chambers.

Both agencies issue Certificates of Origin and other trade related documents for exporters and were able to exchange views on agency functions and country-specific work initiatives. Discussion also centered around the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Certificate of Origin Guidelines and implementation for electronic certificates.

The Chinese Chamber, consisting of over 300 branches, certifies hundreds of thousands of documents per year for exports to the United States that are used for re-exporting and require origin documentation. AWTCC issued thousands of documents for goods destined to China in 2016 and its seal has become recognized by customs officials as a standard of excellence among American chambers.

Both AWTCC and CCOIC represent their countries on the ICC WCF Certificate of Origin Council and, as such, participate in setting international standards and implementing best practices.

To find out more about utilizing AWTCC services to expedite your exports to China or other destinations, visit the website at