UK Added as Country of Export under Electronic Platform for e-COO under GSP following Brexit

[Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021 dated 11 January 2021]

Subject: Electronic Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports to UK under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)

In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice(s) 30/2020-21 dated 13.10.2020, it is informed that the United Kingdom (UK) is being added as a country of Export on the e-COO Platform under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP).

2. The details provided by the UK on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences may be seen at URL - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trading-with-developing-nations. Goods that meet the UK GSP rules of origin requirements are eligible to claim a GSP rate of import duty on the basis of a valid proof of origin. A valid proof of origin must be either of the following:

i.   GSP Form-A - which does not need to be stamped and signed by an authority designated by the GSP country.

ii.   An origin declaration - which must include information to enable the identification of an originating good

3. Reference 2 (i) above, the GSP Form-A is available electronically on the e-CoO Platform. Further, no physical pre-printed stationery of Form-A shall be issued. The exporters to UK planning to avail GSP benefits may submit the given form on the e-Platform. While the stamp and sign of the issuing authority is not mandatory as per the instructions provided by UK authorities, the GSP certificate when submitted electronically on the e-CoO platform will be made available through the existing online approval process with the image sign and signature.

4. For guidance on registration and application submission on the e-CoO Platform, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed on the landing page at https://coo.dgft.gov.in . For any further assistance you may utilize any of the following channels -

i.   Raise a service request/suggestion ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service link on the e-platform home page

ii.   Call the toll-free Helpline number 1800-111-550

iii.  Send an email to coo-dgft@gov.in

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Issued from File No. 01/02/82/AM-19/EDI)