Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin is an instrument which establishes evidence o­n origin of goods imported into any country. These certificates are essential for exporters to prove where their goods come from and therefore stake their claim to whatever benefits goods of Indian origin may be eligible for in the country of exports.

In India, Certificate of Origin are Issued online through the Common Digital Platform by DGFT –
www.coo.dgft.gov.in

Authorised agencies o­n charging a fee as prescribed by them provides services relating to issue of Certificate of Origin, including details regarding rules of origin, list of items covered by an agreement, extent of tariff preference, verification and certification of eligibility. 


There are two categories of Certificate of Origin –


1.     Preferential Certificate of Origin

2.     Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin


Preferential Certificate of Origin


Preferential Certificate of Origin
certify that goods are subject to reduced tariffs or exemptions when they are exported to countries extending these privileges.


These Preferential arrangements/agreements prescribe Rules of Origin which have to be met for exports to be eligible for tariff preference. For further details regarding Preferential Tariff and Rules of Origin to get preferential access to targeted markets  under Trade Agreements concluded by India please visit Indian Trade Portal by FIEO –
www.indiantradeportal.in

Preferential 
arrangement/scheme under which India is receiving tariff preferences for its exports are:  

·  Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

·  Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP)

·  SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement (SAPTA)

·  Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)

·  India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISLFTA)

·  Indo-Thailand Free Trade Agreement

·  India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA)

·  India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

·  India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA)

·  ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement  


Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
 


It is a non-contractual instrument by which industrialized (developed) countries unilaterally and based o­n non-reciprocity extend tariff concessions to developing countries. Presently following countries extend tariff preferences under their GSP Scheme:
 

USA

New Zealand

Belarus

EU

Japan

Russia

Canada

Norway

Australia (only to LDCs)

Switzerland

Bulgaria

 


Normally Customs of GSP offering countries require information in Form ‘A’ (prescribed for GSP Rules of Origin) duly filled by exporters of beneficiary countries and certified by the authorized agencies.


List of agencies authorized to issue GSP Certificate of Origin is given at Appendix 4A to the Hand Book of Procedures Vol. I


Global System of Trade Preference (GSTP)


Under GSTP, tariff concessions are exchanged among developing countries who have signed agreement. Presently 46 countries are members of GSTP and India has exchanged tariff concessions with 12countries o­n a limited number of products. Export Inspection Council (EIC)is sole agency authorized to issue Certificate of Origin under GSTP.


SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement (SAPTA)

SAARC members namely India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives offering tariff concessions among SAARC countries. List of agencies authorized to issue Certificate of Origin is given at Appendix 4B to the Hand Book of Procedures Vol. I. FIEO is o­ne of the agencies authorized to issue SAPTA Certificate.

Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)


APTA offers liberalization of tariff and non-tariff barriers in order to expand trade in goods in Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) region. Presently Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Korea, India and China are exchanging tariff concessions under APTA. List of Agencies authorized to issue Certificate of Origin under APTA is given in Appendix 4B to the Hand Book of Procedures Vol. I. FIEO is o­ne of the agencies authorized to issue APTA Certificate.


India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISLFTA)


This Free Trade Agreement is between India and Sri Lanka which offers tariff concession by the Governments of both countries. Export Inspection Council is sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this agreement.


India Afghanistan Preferential Trade Agreement


This preferential trade agreement is between Governments of India and Afghanistan. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement.


India – Thailand Frame work Agreement for Free Trade Area


India and Thailand have signed protocol to implement Early Harvest Scheme under India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement offering tariff preferences for imports o­n items of Early Harvest Scheme o­nly to those products which satisfy Rules of Origin criteria notified by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance vide notification no 101/2004-Customs dated 31.08.2004. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this protocol.


India- Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA)


This Comprehensive Economic Cooperation agreement is between Government of India and Malaysia. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement, with effect from 1st July 2011.


India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)


The Government of India and the Republic of Korea have signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to liberalize and facilitate trade in goods and services and expand investment between the Countries. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement.

India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA)


The Government of India and the Government of Japan have signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to increase investment opportunities and strengthen protection for investments and investment activities between the Countries. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement.


Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin


Government have also nominated certain agencies to issue Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin in accordance with Article II of International Convention Relating to simplification of Customs formalities,1923. These Certificate of Origins evidence origin of goods and do not bestow any right to preferential tariffs.


List of agencies authorized to issue Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin is given in Appendix 4C to the Hand Book Procedures Vol. I. FIEO is o­ne of the agencies authorized to issue Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin.



FIEO issues Online Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin through two platforms

 

1.     Common Digital Platform by DGFT – www.coo.dgft.gov.in

2.     FIEO CoO Issuance Platform -

 

https://fieo.upliftindia.com

 


Exporters requiring Non preferential Certificate of Origin in Manual Mode may visit any agency enlisted in Appendix 4C to Hand Book of Procedures Vol. I with following documents:  

 

a.      Details of quantum/origin of inputs/consumables used in export product.

b.      Two copies of Invoices

c.      Packing List in duplicate for concerned invoice


The concerned agency would ensure that goods are of Indian origin as per general principles governing rules of origin before granting Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin. The Certificate would be issued as per format given in Annexure II to Appendix 4C to the Hand Book of Procedures. It should be ensured that no correction/re-type is made o­n the Certificate. 


In case of tea, exporters who are required to submit Certificate of Origin (Non Preferential) are to apply to Tea Board or any Inspection Agency authorized by Tea Board and enlisted in Appendix 4C of Hand Book of Procedures Vol. I along with documents listed above. 


PROCEDURE FOR ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
 


 

 

CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN o­n REGULAR BASIS

 


For obtaining Certificate of Origin o­n regular basis, exporters are required to furnish a Permanent Indemnity Bond onceo­n a stamp paper of Rs.50/- duly attested as per format given below :


To,

The Director General

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

New Delhi


Dear Sir,


In consideration of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations, New Delhi and its Regional Offices from time to time, giving or Authenticating Certificate of Origin, legalizing Invoices and other documents in respect of goods for exportation by

 

 

(Name and Address of Shippers)

 

 

 

We hereby certify that all particulars contained in Invoices or other documents presented to the Federation by us in our name for their certification or authentication or legalisation shall be true and accurately set forth, and further that we shall at all times, INDEMNIFY and keep indemnified the Federation and its officials against all claims and demands that may at any time be made against them or any of them by reason of issuing or authentication or legalisation of such certificates, invoices and other documents as aforesaid.         

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

 

 

(Signature & Rubber Stamp of the Shippers)

 

 

Place:

 

 


Dated:

 

 

Witness : 1. ______________

 

 

Witness : 2. ______________


CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN o­n INDIVIDUAL SHIPMENT BASIS

 

 

 


Exporters wishing to obtain Certificate of Origin o­n specific/individual shipment basis will be required to submit an Indemnity Bond on a stamp paper of Rs.10/- duly attested as per format given below : 

 

 

To,
The Director General

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

New Delhi.


Dear Sir,


In consideration of your signing the Certificate of Origin, and prices, at our request for the under-mentioned shipment to (place), to the effect that the goods are the produce or manufacture of the Republic of India and that the prices shown against them are correct, we hereby agree to indemnify the Federation against any claim or demand that may at any time be made against the Federation by reason of the Certificate of Origin and prices having been so issued. 

 

 

 

Marks No.

Description Of Goods

Name of Steamer

Date of Shipment / Bill of Lading

VALUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                              Yours Faithfully,

 

 

 

(Signature & Rubber Stamp of the Shippers)

 

 


Place:

Dated:

 

 

Witness : 1. ______________

 

 

Witness : 2. ______________

 




DETAILS OF CHARGES


The schedule of charges (subject to revision without notice) are as under :

 For issuance of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin in Manual Mode or through FIEO Platform - https://fieo.upliftindia.com

 

 

Particulars

For Members

For Non-Members

a. Certificate of Origin (8 copies)

b. Certification of Invoice (8 copies)

c. Certification of any other documents, like packing list etc. (on per document basis)

Rs.100/-

Rs.50/-

Rs.10/-

Rs.200/-

Rs.100/-

Rs.20/-

The above charges are excluding GST.


For issuance of Preferential and Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin by FIEO through Common Digital Platform by DGFT –
www.coo.dgft.gov.in

 

 

Particulars

For Members

For Non-Members

a. Preferential Certificate of Origin (APTA or SAPTA)*

b. Non- Preferential Certificate of Origin*

Rs.300/-

Rs.200/-

Rs.300/-

Rs.200/-

*The above charges are inclusive of attestation of Invoice and Packing List, if any.
Note : GST, Printing and Courier charges additional

 


DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH MANUAL APPLICATION 


  1. A covering letter to FIEO for issue of Certificate of Origin/Certification of copies of Invoices/Packing List, etc. The letter should also indicate that the information furnished in the relevant documents is true and correct.
  2. Up to 9 copies of the Certificate of Origin duly completed
  3.  O­ne copy of the Invoice and Packing List for FIEO records having following declaration: 
    "We hereby declare that the goods mentioned in this invoice are of Indian Origin and manufacture."
  4.    In case copies of invoices are also required to be attested, up to 9 copies of the same may also be submitted with the above declaration.


NOTE: FOR FURTHER DETAILS/FORMATS, PLEASE CONTACT 
FIEO OFFICES

 

 

 
 
Certificate of Origin