CoO applications for exports to Thailand & Vietnam to be submitted manually by exporters: DGFT
New Delhi, May 22 (KNN) The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has said that the e-platform (coo.dgft.gov.in) will not accept Certificate of Origin (CoO) applications submitted for exports destined to Thailand and Vietnam.
DGFT said that 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 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.
"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 i.e. EIA, MPEDA and Textile Committee," DGFT said.
Meanwhile the DGFT clarified that the e-platform shall continue to accept and process CoO applications for export to other countries under ASEAN-India FTA.
These agencies (EIA, MPEDA and Textile Committee) will henceforth issue the Certificate of Origin in physical paper format as was being done earlier. (KNN Bureau)