What is NUSACC?
The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) is the only business entity in the United States with official recognition conferred by the League of Arab States and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture.
For nearly fifty years, the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) has been privileged to serve as the preeminent commercial bridge between the United States and the Arab world.
NUSACC assists U.S. exporters to the Arab world with all certification and legalization requirements. When certifying commercial and legal documents, it is essential to have the correct documents and authentications to ensure proper and timely processing. Errors in documentation are likely to cause costly delays. For commercial documents, such errors may also result in heavy fines and/or delays in the clearing of goods and shipments at ports of entry.
What are commercial and legal documents and any requirements?
📋 Commercial Documents include:
Certificate of Origin
Letter of Credit
📌 Requirements for Commercial Documents:
All shipments require a Certificate of Origin (C/O) and a Commercial Invoice (C/I). Other required and related documents must be placed under the C/O and C/I. Products shipped to Arab countries without the official stamp of the U.S. Arab Chambers may be held in customs until it is affixed. Every stamp has a unique number. Government officials may verify the authenticity of each stamp online.
All commercial documents must be signed by an authorized person or agent of the company and notarized by a local notary public (unsigned documents will be rejected and returned).
All Certificates of Origin must state the full name and address of the manufacturer outside the USA on company letterhead.
Documents must have the full name and address of the consignee.
Adding the Invoice Number on all documents is preferable.
📋 Legal Documents include:
Power of Attorney
Free Sale Certificate
Articles of Incorporation or By Laws
Translations of Certain Agreements into Arabic
Real Estate and Property Documents
Employment Letters with Arab Companies or Affiliates - Resumes
Bid or Tender Letters
Registration of Corporations, Partnerships, or Joint Ventures
Any Other Documents of Legal Nature
📌 Requirements for Legal Documents:
All legal documents must be notarized by a notary public, authenticated by the Secretary of the State in which the document is executed, and be authenticated by the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C.
The Arab Countries that may need NUSACC Certification
🇧🇭 Bahrain (Apostille Country)
🇲🇦 Morocco (Apostille Country)
🇴🇲 Oman (Apostille Country)
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia (Apostille Country)
🇹🇳 Tunisia (Apostille Country)
Only commercial and company documents need to get NUSACC Certification or Stamp, and personal documents do not.
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