The American World Trade Chamber of Commerce (AWTCC) was established in 2011 by a group of bankers wishing to improve the United States export economy. Their expertise lay in helping exporters throughout the U.S. and Europe with documentation. The founders discovered that Chambers outside of the US were government owned and subject to certain requirements with regard to exporting, but chambers in the US were independent non-profit organizations with no specific guidelines. Concerned that each chamber had its own set of rules, the founders created AWTCC with the expectation that it would adhere to international standards and best practices as outlined by the ICC WCF with respect to Certificates of Origin.
The operations center for AWTCC was established in Westminster, MD, just outside Washington D.C. within close proximity to foreign consulates for convenience of additional documentation certification when required. The headquarters is located in New York City.
The nonprofit, 501(c) 6 organization, is dedicated to providing international trade solutions for exporters through its online documentation certification program and by promoting international standards and best practices. In addition, AWTCC seeks to provide certification education to chambers throughout the US.
We’re like-minded people dedicated to American exports. American exports represent some of the most sophisticated products in the world. By joining together, our members can learn how to better and more efficiently move those products around the world.
The AWTCC processes Certificates of Origin and other export related documents for U.S. companies. Our seal is recognized and accepted worldwide.
AWTCC provides an online Certificate of Origin processing service. Each person on our professional certification staff holds an accreditation for International Certificate of Origin Online Training from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) World Chambers Federation, Paris.
AWTCC uses the International Certificate of Origin Guidelines as well as United States best practice policies as its authority on procedures and instructions for issuing Certificates of Origin and related documents. AWTCC will reserve its approval for commercial documents and not for personal documents.
Free registration for our online service is available by completing a Registration form, which must be signed in accordance with ICC guidelines.
Online certificates of origin and chamber certified documents are USD $50.00 (only USD $25.00 each for members) when returned electronically to you. An additional shipping/handling charge of USD $30.00 for FedEx domestic delivery to the applicant applies if you would like the Chamber to print and manually sign/stamp your documents. If the documents should be sent to another location, a prepaid airbill should be uploaded into the application with a note in the Special Instructions Box and a USD $10.00 handling fee shall apply. Applications must be received by 4pm ET to be couriered the same day. Legalization services will be quoted on an individual basis and the application shall be adjusted accordingly. Payment for all services is by credit card only.
Our Return Policy
Our goal is to satisfy our customers by exchange or refund, as outlined in this policy. AWTCC reserves the right to limit or decline returns or exchanges regardless of whether you have a receipt. In the event an error is made by AWTCC, the customer has the option to choose a refund or exchange for the specific document. Request for refund or exchange must be made within 3 business days of document approval. In the event of customer error, there are no refunds and exchange fees may apply. Fees for legalization services and shipping are non-refundable.
Our Legalization Partner
AWTCC has partnered with Blair Consular Services, the world’s largest leading export documentation certification and legalization service. With offices in the United States and Europe, Blair can process documents for legalization of any type, for any destination. Contact our operations manager, Brenda Howley, for a quote on your legalizations.
Our Customer Service Policy
AWTCC is dedicated to providing a helpful and friendly customer service experience. We promise to verify all information thoroughly and inform each customer of any additional needs for their documentation requests. All registration forms, certification submissions and membership application forms received during business hours will be processed on the same day. All inquiries during regular business hours will receive same day responses. We strive to communicate effectively and articulately. Our staff is empowered to resolve every customer complaint to the satisfaction of the customer. Refunds will be issued according to our Refund Policy. We want you to know that we appreciate your business.
If you have a question about any of our services offered online, want to know more about policies, or just want to share your ideas to improve www.awtcc.org, we want to hear from you! Please contact our dedicated customer service team either by phone during business hours, or send us an email at any time of the day. Thank you for visiting us.