Introduction: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, through the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), has issued a crucial trade notice, Trade Notice No. 36/2023-24, dated December 26, 2023. This notice pertains to the extension of the deadline for the mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform.

Detailed Analysis:

1. Background and Previous Notice: In the backdrop of Trade Notice 27/2022-2023 dated March 28, 2023, the DGFT extends the transition period for the mandatory filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin applications. The deadline, which was previously set, has now been further extended till December 31, 2024.

2. Options for Exporters and Issuing Agencies: Exporters and Non-Preferential CoO Issuing Agencies, as per Appendix-2E of the FTP, now have the flexibility to choose between the online system and the existing manual/paper mode for processing applications until the end of 2024. The online application process will not be mandatory during this interim period.

3. Guidance for Online Application: The DGFT emphasizes the importance of using the online eCoO platform and provides guidance for registration and the application submission process. For detailed instructions, exporters and issuing agencies can refer to the Help Manual & FAQs available on the landing page at https://coo.dgft.gov.in.

4. Responsibility of Issuing Agencies: Designated Issuing Agencies are urged to sensitize the exporting community about the online eCoO platform, its registration requirements, and to encourage exporters to utilize the online system. This collaborative effort aims to facilitate a smooth transition towards electronic filing.

Conclusion: The extension of the deadline for mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin is a strategic move by the DGFT, providing stakeholders with additional time to adapt to the digital transition. Exporters and issuing agencies are granted flexibility in their choice of filing methods until December 31, 2024. The directive underscores the government’s commitment to streamlining trade processes and promoting the adoption of digital platforms for enhanced efficiency in trade documentation. Stakeholders are encouraged to leverage the online eCoO platform, and the DGFT remains committed to providing support and guidance during this transitional period. For further details, contact Deputy Director Manoj Kumar Meena at manoj.meena84@gov.in.

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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Dated: 26th December 2023
Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi

Trade Notice No. 36/2023-24

To,

1. All Exporters/Members of Trade

2. All Designated Issuing Agencies

Subject: Extension of Date for Mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform to 31st December 2024 —reg.

In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice 27/2022-2023 dated 28.03.2023, it is informed that the transition period for mandatory filing of applications for Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin through the e-CoO Platform has been further extended till 31st December 2024.

2. Accordingly, the exporters and Non-Preferential CoO Issuing Agencies as notified under Appendix-2E of the FTP would have the option to use the online system, the online application process shall not be mandatory till 31st December 2024. In this interim period, the existing systems of processing non-preferential CoO applications in manual/paper mode is permitted.

3. For guidance on registration and online application submission process, the Help Manual & FAQs may be seen on the landing page at https://coo.dgft.gov.in. The authorised issuing agencies are required to sensitize the exporting community and their constituents regarding the online eCoO platform and its registration requirements and also encourage the exporters to use the online eCoO platform.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Manoj Kumar Meena)
Deputy Director
Email: manoj.meena84@gov.in

(Issued from File No. 01;02/82/AM-19/EDI-Part (1))

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