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Electronic Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports to UK under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)


 Notice Date : 11 January 2021

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Dated: 11.01.2021

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021

To,

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 coo-dgft@gov.in

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)

 


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