DGFT has issued a trade notice for electronic filing of COO for India’s Exports under India-Mercosur PTA and India-Thailand EHS

Feb 24, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Finance & Taxation Compliance

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on February 23, 2021 has issued a trade notice for the Electronic filing and Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports under India-Mercosur PTA and India-Thailand EHS w.e.f. February 25, 2021. The Preferential Certificate of Origin for exports to countries under the following trade agreements under India-Mercosur Preferential Trade Agreement and India-Thailand Early Harvest Scheme shall be applied from February 25, 2021. 

The following process has been given for the exporters: 

• Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) would be required for the purpose of electronic submission. The digital signature would be the same as used in other DGFT applications. 

• The digital signature may be Class II or Class III and should have the IEC of the firm embedded in the DSC. 

• Any new applicant exporter would be required to initially register at the portal. The password would be sent on the email and mobile number of the IEC holder. In case the IEC holder desires to update their email on which communication is to be sent, the same may be done by using the ‘IEC Profile Management’ service on the DGFT website. 

• Once registration is completed, the IEC branch details would be auto-populated as per the DGFT-IEC database. Applicant is required to ensure that updated IEC details are available in the DGFT system. Necessary steps may be taken to modify the IEC details online, whenever required.

[Trade Notice No. 43/2020-2021]

 


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