Circular No. ES/228/2021-22 25th January, 2022
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Extension of Date for Mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform to 31st March 2022
O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 32/2021-22 dated 24th January, 2022 informing about the extension of date for mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform to 31st March 2022.
In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice Nos. 24/2021-22 dtd. 15.11.2021, 42/2020-2021 dtd. 19.02.2021, 48/2020-2021 dtd. 25.03.2021, 10/2021-2022 dated 19.07.2021, 19/2021-2022 dtd. 01.10.2021 and 21/2021-22 dtd. 18.10.2021, it is informed that the electronic platform for CoO (URL: https://coo.dgft.gov.in) has been implemented to facilitate electronic filing and issuance for Non-Preferential CoO besides Preferential CoOs. The objective of this platform is to provide an electronic, contact-less single window for the CoO related processes.
In this reference, it is informed that now the transition period for mandatory filing of applications for Non-Preferential CoO through the e-CoO Platform has been extended till 31st March 2022. The existing systems for submitting/processing non-preferential CoO applications in manual/paper mode is permitted for the stated time period and the electronic system is not being made mandatory.
Feedbacks and suggestions for further ease of operations, received from exporters and issuing agencies are duly being taken into consideration. Various enhancements rolled out or proposed to be rolled out are –
- Bulk upload of line items from file (to save efforts on keying-in each item)
- Creation of duplicate/cloned application from an existing application (to save efforts on repetitive entries)
- E-Wallet facility for bulk payments of user charges (to avoid payment gateway interaction in each CoO submission)
- Aadhaar e-sign facility for authentication (in-lieu of Digital Signature Certificates)
Further, DGFT has advised the Exporters and Issuing Agencies already onboarded to make maximum use of the e-CoO platform for process familiarisation and ease of operations.
Any other technical/procedural issues may be brought to the attention of the CoO Helpdesk within the time prescribed. For guidance on Exporter registration and application submission process, the Help Manual & FAQs may be accessed on the e-CoO Platform landing page (https://coo.dgft.gov.in).
Members may kindly make a note of the above and do the needful at the earliest.