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  • CCI AD FROM 5th April 2021

Electronic filing and Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports under India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (India-UAE CEPA) w.e.f. 01st May 2022

Circular No.ES/13/2022-23                                                         2nd May, 2022     

 

To: Members of the Council        

 

Sub: Electronic filing and Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports under India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (India-UAE CEPA) w.e.f. 01st May 2022 

 

Dear Member,       

 

O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 5/2022-23 dated 29th April, 2022 on the above subject. 

 

In continuation to the earlier Trade Notices issued in this regard, please be informed that the electronic platform for Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) is being expanded further to facilitate electronic application of Preferential Certificates of Origin under the India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). 

 

The Preferential Certificate of Origin for Exports to UAE under India-UAE CEPA shall be issued from the CoO e-platform w.e.f. 01st May 2022. 

 

Important points for applicants under the above-mentioned Trade Agreement - 

 

  • Application may be submitted on the eCoO Website (https://coo.dgft.gov.in).

  • eCoO generated shall bear the image signature of the officer and stamp of the issuing agency. 

  • It shall bear a Quick-Response (QR) code for electronic verification and authenticity of eCoO so issued. 

  • It’s authenticity may additionally be verified by keying in the Certificate Number on the ‘Verify Certificate’ link on the eCoO Website. 

  • On issue, the e-CoO system shall generate an original copy and a duplicate copy besides the electronic copy.

  • Accordingly, paper copies of the eCoO may also be collected by post or in person, from the concerned issuing agency, after necessary ink signatures/stamping, if required.  

 

Concerned Members to take note of the following points regarding the process is being notified herewith:  

  • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) would be required for the purpose of electronic submission. The digital signature would be the same as used in other DGFT applications; and should be a Class III DSC;  

  • Any new applicant exporter would be required to initially register at the portal. The password would be sent on the email and mobile number of the IEC holder. In case, the IEC holder desires to update their email on which communication is to be sent, the same may be done by using the ‘IEC Profile Management’ service on the DGFT website https://dgft.gov.in. 

  • Once registration is completed, the IEC branch details would be auto-populated as per the DGFT-IEC database. Applicant is required to ensure that updated IEC details are available in the DGFT system. Necessary steps may be taken to modify the IEC details online, whenever required. 

 

For further guidance on registration and application submission, 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 — 

  • Raise a service request ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk Service on DGFT Website >>> Services >>> DGFT Helpdesk Service  

  • Send an email to DGFT CoO Helpdesk at coo-dgft@gov.in.  

  • Call the Toll-Free DGFT Helpdesk Numbers 

 

Members may kindly make a note of the above and do the needful accordingly.  

 

Thanking you,                       

 

Yours faithfully,                      

  

S. BALARAJU      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR