Transaction Certificates for GOTS

What is a GOTS Transaction Certificate?

Once certified to GOTS, you are ready to buy and sell into the international GOTS supply chain from the first manufacturing step to the finished product. GOTS utilizes a transaction certificate system to check that the goods shipped between certified entities meet the standard’s criteria.

How do I request a Transaction Certificate from OTCO?

Transaction certificates (TCs) are issued by OTCO for the first manufacturing step, such as a cotton gin, all the way through to the last manufacturer or trade activity. Retailers are exempt and do not need to furnish a TC to the final customer.

  1. Download and complete a transaction certificate request form, following the instruction sheet
  2. Leave the form as a Word document, forms sent as copies, PDFs or faxes will be sent back to the operator.
  3. Name the file with your company name, the buyer and date (e.g. Marigold LLC_ Ecoplush Beds_042220)
  4. Submit with the required supplemental documentation to

TCs are processed in approximately five (5) days. Expedited service is available for an additional fee. It is the client’s responsibility to send a copy to its buyer once OTCO approves and returns the form.

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