essCert network exceeds 300 Chambers of Commerce across soon-to-be 20 countries
Uptake of electronic certificates of origin has surged over the last two months, driven in most part by the imperative to digitize during the Covid-19 pandemic.
For some context on the extent of accelerated adoption: in March and April of 2020 alone, essCert added 39 Chambers 5 countries (including the two currently being onboarded), significantly exceeding uptake for the entire course of 2019, where essCert had added 27 new Chambers and 3 countries over 12 months.
This is also reflected on the essCert Exporter and Freight Forwarder network, which has grown to 42,830 companies – adding approximately 2,000 new companies to our eCO solution in March and April 2020 alone, more than our total network growth of the preceding 6 months.
Commenting on the recent Chamber network milestone, Brian Smith, Managing Director, essCert, said: “electronic COs are viewed by Chambers and their Exporter or Freight Forwarder customers as a key tool to enable business continuity and crucially keep employees safe and healthy during Covid-19, since online COs limit in-person interaction and physical paper document handling.
In these difficult circumstances currently faced by all, we have a duty to ensure the utmost level of support for our customers both old and new, and assist rapidly in all their efforts to adopt or expand online certification as a way to meet today’s challenges plus prepare for tomorrow’s post-pandemic world.”
Contact us to find out more or if you are a Chamber of Commerce / National Authority seeking immediate assistance in digitizing your CO processes during Covid-19.