Extension of Date for e-Filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO NP)

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Extension of Date for e-Filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO NP)

The Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has extended the Date for Mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO NP) through the Common Digital Platform vides a Trade Notice No. 04/2022-2023 dated 27th April 2022.

With this notification, DGFT informed that the transition period for mandatory e-filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin has been extended till 1st August 2022. In the meanwhile, the existing systems for submitting and processing non-preferential CoO applications in manual/paper mode are allowed.

Non-preferential Certificate of Origin

Non – Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO NP) states that the goods being exported are not given any preferential tariff treatment and the due duties must be levied upon the goods that are being moved.

For further details about the Electronic filing of Non – Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO NP) click here.

Extension of Date for e-Filing of Non-Preferential CoO

DGFT informed that the date for Mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform is extended to 1st August 2022.

  • At the request of certain associations, the existing system of manual or paper-based submission and processing of non-preferential CoO applications is being extended further and the online system is not being made mandatory.
  • This option of submission and issuance of Non-Preferential CoO by the issuing agencies through their paper-based systems may continue up to 1st August 2022 or until further orders.

Earlier Extension

Earlier vide a notification dated 24th January 2022, DGFT announced the extension for Mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform to  31st March 2022. Now with this notification, DGFT announced that the last date for e-Filing of CoO (Non-Preferential) is 1st August 2022.

Important Announcement for Exporter/ NP CoO issuing agencies

The exporters and NP CoO Issuing Agencies would have the option to use the online system, the same shall not be mandatory till August 01, 2022.

  • This allows exporters and NP CoO issuing agencies to use the existing systems of processing non-preferential CoO applications in manual/paper mode for the next three months.
  • DGFT has warned that strict penal actions as well de-listing will be considered against those issuing agencies that do not use the Online System for the issue of non-preferential CoOs after August 1.
  • It has directed the authorized agencies to sensitize the exporting community and their constituents regarding the online system and its registration requirements well in time and has asked to report any issues relating to the IT system and its implementation

The DGFT’s notification about the Extension of the Date for Mandatory electronic filing of the Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) is as follows:

Extension of Date for e-Filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO NP)

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