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  • CCI AD FROM 5th April 2021

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

Circular No. ES/400/2020-21                                                         14th January, 2021

To: Members of the Council

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

Dear Member,

DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021 dated 11.1.2021 in continuation to the earlier Trade Notice(s) 30/2020-21 dated 13.10.2020.

It may be 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).

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

As per point (i) in the above para, 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.

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

Members may make a note of the above and do the needful as advised.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,