We would like to inform you that the O/o Directorate General of Foreign Trade ( DGFT) has issued Trade Notice No. 23/2020-2021 dated 31.07.2020 regarding Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin for India’s exports to Thailand under ASEAN-India FTA.
In this regard, we draw your attention to Trade Notice No. 12/2020-2021 dated 22.05.2020 whereby issuance of eCOO for Thailand & Vietnam was suspended due to issues faced in acceptance at the destination Ports. Subsequently, this issue was resolved for Vietnam.
Now as per latest DGFT Trade Notice, it is informed that w.e.f. 01.08.2020, the CoO applications for exports from India to Thailand under ASEAN-India FTA should be submitted through the e-COO Platform by the exporters to the designated issuing agencies i.e. EIA, MPEDA and Textile Committee.
No physical/manual application for a CoO would need to be submitted from this date. However, manual applications submitted prior to the given date may be processed and CoOs issued by the designated agencies.
In line with the CoOs issued for other ASEAN Countries, the e-CoO platform will generate one additional copy i.e. electronic copy along with the set of 4 copies. The electronic copy shall bear the image signature of the officer and stamp of the issuing agency. The exporter may however get the set of printed certificates (in quadruplicate) duly ink-signed by the officer along with the stamp from the designated issuing office, by post or in person, for submission to the Thai authorities.
Members are requested to take note of this ease of doing business measure and do the needful accordingly. The said Trade Notice is available for reference on below link-
For any issues, please contact Helpdesk of COO Portal (email:- firstname.lastname@example.org, Help Desk No.: 1800-111-550) .
Members may also send their feedbacks, if any, to us on email id's: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org for records/ examination.
S G Bharadi