DGFT extends Date for Mandatory Electronic Filing of Non-Preferential CoO through Common Digital Platform [Read Notification]

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The Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) notified the extension of the date for Mandatory electronic filing of Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) through the Common Digital Platform to 1st October 2021.

“In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice 42/2020-2021 dated 19.02.2021 and 48/2020-2021 dated 25.03.2021, it is informed that the electronic platform for Certificate of Origin (CoO) (URL: https://coo.dgft.gov.in ) which was made live for issuing preferential certificates under different FTAs has now been expanded to facilitate electronic application for Non-Preferential Certificates of Origin as well,” the DGFT in the trade notice said.

The objective of this platform is to provide an electronic, contact-less single window for the CoO related processes. However, on the request of certain Chambers/Associations, the existing system of submitting and processing non-preferential CoO applications in manual/paper mode is being allowed for the time being and the online system is not being made mandatory.

The DGFT in the Trade Notice said that this option of submission and issuance of CoO (Non-Preferential) by the issuing agencies through their paper-based systems may continue further up to 30th September 2021.

All Agencies as notified under Appendix-2E are required to ensure the onboarding exercise is completed latest by 30th September 2021. The concerned agencies may reach out over email to ddg2egov-dgft[at]gov[dot]in for any guidance or clarifications in regard to the on-boarding process.

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