To be published in The Gazette of India Extraordinary

(Part-I, Section-1)

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi -110 011

Public Notice No. 59/2009-2014 (RE-2013)

Dated the 15th May, 2014

Subject: Agencies Authorised to Issue Certificate of Origin.

In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-2014, the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby makes the following changes in Appendix 4D of Handbook of Procedure Vol. I (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms) 2009-2014, as described in para 2 below.

2. The structure of Appendix-4D is being changed. The Bilateral/Regional Preferential Trade Agreements signed by India are being included along with their respective agencies authorized to issue Certificate of Origin (Preferential). While, the Export Inspection Council (EIC) is mandated to issue Certificate of Origin (Preferential) for all goods under all trade agreements; Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is also now being authorized to issue Certificate of Origin (Preferential) for Marine products under all trade agreements. In addition, with respect to textiles and made ups, the Textiles Committee is being authorized toissue Certificate of Origin(Preferential) under India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA).

3. With these amendments, Appendix 4D would read as under:

The list of Agreements with respective agencies authorized to issue Certificate of Origin (Preferential):

Sr.

No

 

Name of the Agreement Authorized Agencies

 

1 Global System Of Trade

Preferences (GSTP)

(i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

2 India Sri Lanka Free Trade

Agreement (ISLFTA)

(i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

3 ASEAN-India Free Trade

Agreement (ASEAN-India FTA)

(i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

4 India-Korea Comprehensive

Economic Partnership Agreement (IKCEPA)

((i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

5 India-Malaysia Comprehensive

Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA)

(i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

6 India-Japan Comprehensive

Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA)

(i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

(iii) Textiles Committee –for textiles and made ups

7 India-Afghanistan Preferential Trading Agreement (India-Afghanistan PTA) ((i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

8 South Asia Free Trade Area(SAFTA) ((i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

9 India-Chile Preferential Trading Agreement (India-Chile PTA) (i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

10 India-Mercosur Preferential Trading Agreement (India-Mercosur PTA) ((i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

11 Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) As per Appendix 4B of Handbook of Procedure Vol. I

(Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms) 2009-2014

12. SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA) As per Appendix 4B of Handbook of Procedure Vol. I

(Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms) 2009-2014

13. India-Thailand Early Harvest

Scheme

(i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

14. India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement

( CECA)

(i) Export Inspection Council (EIC)-for all goods

(ii) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)-for Marine products

15. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Scheme As per Appendix 4A of Handbook of Procedure Vol. I

(Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms) 2009-2014.

 Effect of Public Notice:

The structure of Appendix-4D of Handbook of Procedure Vol. I (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms) 2009-2014 has been changed and all Bilateral/Regional Trade Agreements in operation have been included along with their respective agencies authorized to issue Certificates of Origin (Preferential). Two new agencies have also been authorized to issue Certificate of Origin (Preferential), namely Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) for marine products under all trade agreements and Textiles Committee for textiles and made ups under India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA).

Sd/-

( Pravir Kumar)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in

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