DGFT clarifies on issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin for India’s exports to Thailand and Vietnam under ASEAN-India FTA

May 22, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Finance & Taxation Compliance

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on May 22, 2020, clarifies on issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin for India’s exports to Thailand and Vietnam under ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (FTA).

DGFT clarifies that, earlier procedure of issuing physical copy of Certificate of Origin (CoO) by the designated agencies for exports to Thailand to Vietnam under ASEAN-India FTA is being restored. The CoO applications under ASEAN-India FTA for exports to Thailand and Vietnam should now be submitted manually by the exporters to the offices of the designated issuing agencies.

However, the e-platform shall continue to accept and process CoO applications for export to other countries under ASEAN-India FTA.

Further, designated issuing agencies will issue the CoO in physical paper format as was being done before issuance of Trade Notice 01/2020-21 dated April 07, 2020 for Thailand and Vietnam, till further Notice.

[Trade Notice No. 12/2020-2021]


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