Certificates of Origin (CO) allow for qualifying products to enter Canada free from customs duty.
AGLC’s Certificates of Origin is a voluntary program under which liquor agencies may submit a CO to AGLC for a calendar year (January 1st to December 31st). In order to continue the duty-free status, new certificates will need to be submitted each year by December 1 for the coming year.
COs must be completed by the foreign producer or exporter, not the liquor agency. The liquor agency is to receive the completed CO from their supplier and review that it is completed correctly and in full before sending by email to CertificatesofOrigin@aglc.ca
If the exporter or producer’s name on the CO is different from how the supplier is registered with AGLC, please include the supplier’s name in your email.
Suppliers are not to complete COs for the following products which already enter Canada free from customs duty:
- sparkling wine
- fortified wine
- whisky and;
Please note that AGLC does not track which products have a CO applied. It is the responsibility of the liquor agency to track which of their suppliers have provided COs.
Expand each trade agreement for corresponding form and instructions.
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is a free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Additional information about CUSMA can be found on the Government of Canada’s website at: Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into force September 21, 2017 and applies to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
You can find information about the protocol on rules of origin and origin procedures at: Text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – Protocol on rules of origin and origin procedures
Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (CUKTCA)
On April 1, 2021, the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) came into force and provides continuity, predictability and stability between Canada and the United Kingdom. It preserves the main benefits of CETA. You can read the text of the agreement here: Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) - Agreement on Trade Continuity
Comprehensive and Progressing Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement between Canada and countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.
Information regarding the CPTPP including the text can be found at: Text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – Protocol on rules of origin and origin procedures
Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
On February 5, 2019, the modernized Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) entered into force.
Information regarding the CCFTA can be found here: Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement
The Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement Certificate of Origin with instructions can be found here: B240 – Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement – Certificate of Origin