Circular No. ES/151/2020-21 23rd May, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub: Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin for India’s exports to Thailand and Vietnam under ASEAN-India FTA
O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No.12/2020-21 dated 22nd May, 2020 clarifying about the issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin for India’s exports to Thailand and Vietnam under ASEAN-India FTA.
It is informed that Trade Notice 01/2020-2021 dated 7th April, 2020 was issued in view of the movement restrictions in place due to COVID-19 pandemic in India wherein, the designated agencies were enabled to issue digitally signed electronic Certificates of Origin (CoO). Further, to this various representations have been received from exporters expressing difficulties in obtaining preferential access in Thailand and Vietnam based on the digitally signed electronic Certificates of Origin.
In view of the above, DGFT has now decided the following -
Members may please make a note of the above.