Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021
1. All Exporters/Members of Trade
2. All Designated Issuing Agencies under FTAs/PTAs
Subject: Electronic Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports to UK under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)
In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice(s) 30/2020-21 dated 13.10.2020, it is informed that the United Kingdom (UK) is being added as a country of Export on the e-COO Platform under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP).
2.The details provided by the UK on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences may be seen at URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trading-with-developing-nations. Goods that meet the UK GSP rules of origin requirements are eligible to claim a GSP rate of import duty on the basis of a valid proof of origin. A valid proof of origin must be either of the following:
i. GSP Form-A – which does not need to be stamped and signed by an authority designated by the GSP country.
ii. An origin declaration – which must include information to enable the identification of an originating good
3. Reference 2 (i) above, the GSP Form-A is available electronically on the e-CoO Platform. Further, no physical pre-printed stationery of Form-A shall be issued. The exporters to UK planning to avail GSP benefits may submit the given form on the e-Platform. While the stamp and sign of the issuing authority is not mandatory as per the instructions provided by UK authorities, the GSP certificate when submitted electronically on the e-CoO platform will be made available through the existing online approval process with the image sign and signature.
4. For guidance on registration and application submission on the e-CoO Platform, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed on the landing page at https://coo.dgft.gov.in . For any further assistance you may utilize any of the following channels —
i. Raise a service request/suggestion ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service link on the e-platform home page
ii. Call the toll-free Helpline number 1800-111-550
iii. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
(Md. Moin Afaque)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/02/82/AM-19/EDI)