• CCI AD FROM 5th April 2021

Provision for verification of the exporters declaration (self certification basis) on the Rules of Origin under GSP Scheme–amendment in Para 2.104 (c) of HBP 2015-20

Circular No. ES/433/2020-21                                                            18th February, 2021                                                                                                  

To: Members of the Council       

Sub:  Provision for verification of the exporters declaration (self certification basis) on the Rules of Origin under GSP Scheme–amendment in Para 2.104 (c) of HBP 2015-20

Dear Member,

O/o DGFT has issued Public Notice No. 39/2015-20 dated 15th February, 2021 revising Para 2.104 (c) related to Unilateral Tariff Preferences under Chapter 2 (General Provisions Regarding Exports And Imports) of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-2020 so as to insert the provision for verification of the exporters declaration (self certification basis) on the Rules of Origin under GSP Scheme as under: 

Para 2.104 (Existing)

Para 2.104 (Revised)

(c) The European Union (EU) has introduced   a self-certification scheme for certifying the rules of origin under GSP from 1.1.2017 onwards. Under the Registered Exporter System (REX) introduced from 1.1.2017, exporters with a REX number are able to self-certify the Statement on Origin of their goods being exported to EU under the GSP Scheme. The registration on REX is without any fee or charges. The details of the scheme are at Annex 1 to Appendix 2C.

 

The competent Local Authorities would undertake post verification of self certified Certificate of Origin based on the request of the importers/customs agencies of the importing country and the fee to be changed is detailed in Appendix 2K.

 

Agencies may charge TA and DA, as per government rates, separately from the unit

 

(c) (i) The European Union (EU) has introduced a self-certification scheme for certifying the rules of origin under GSP from 1.1.2017 onwards. Under the Registered Exporter System (REX), exporters with a REX number are able to self-certify the Statement on Origin of their goods being exported to EU under the GSP Scheme. The registration on REX is without any fee or charges. The details of the scheme are at Annex 1 to Appendix 2C.

 

(ii) The competent Local Authorities would undertake post verification of self certified Certificate of Origin based on the request of the importers/customs agencies of the importing country and the fee to be changed is detailed in Appendix 2K. Agencies may charge TA and DA, as per government rates, separately from the unit.

 

(iii) Further, as per the conditions required to avail GSP benefit under self certification system, the beneficiary country needs to have a verification system of such self certified certificates of origin. The standard operating procedure for verification of the self certified eCoOs, to be followed by all Authorized agencies/Local Administrators is detailed in Annex II to Appendix 2C.

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

Thanking you,  

Yours faithfully,

S. BALARAJU 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR