Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Trade Notice No. 01/2021-2022
All Exporters/Members of Trade
All Designated Issuing Agencies under FTAs/PTAs
Subject: Electronic filing and Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports under India-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (IMCECPA) w.e.f. 01st April 2021
In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice(s) 34/2015-2020 dated 19.09.2019, 41/2019-2020 dated 12.12.2020, 53/2019-2020 dated 02.03.2020, 01/2020-2021 dated 07.04.2020, 30/2020-2021 dated 13.10.2020 and 43/2015-2020 dated 23.02.2021, it is informed that the electronic platform for Preferential Certificate of Origin(CoO) is being expanded further to facilitate electronic application of Preferential Certificates of Origin under the India Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (IMCECPA)
2. The Preferential Certificate of Origin for exports to Mauritius under India-Mauritius CECPA shall be applied and issued from the CoO e-platform with effect from 01st April 2021.
3. It is informed that for the applications under the above mentioned Trade Agreement, the e-CoO system shall generate three (3) copies i.e. Original, Duplicate and triplicate along-with an additional copy i.e. electronic copy. The electronic copy shall bear the image signature of the officer and stamp of the issuing agency. The exporter may however get the remaining (3) copies duly signed in wet-ink by the issuing officer along with the stamp of the issuing office. The paper copies of the CoOs so issued may be collected by post or in person, for any submission to the Trade Partner Country’s authorities.
4. The concerned Indian Exporters may please take note of the following points with regard to the process being notified herewith:
5. For further guidance on registration and application submission, 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 —
This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
(Md. Moin Afaque)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade
(Issued from File No. 01/02/82/AM-19/EDI)