Procedure for Preferential CoO (Exports to Australia): DGFT

The DGFT has announced the procedure for issuance of Preferential Certificates of Origin (CoO) regarding exports to Australia under the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA) at eCoO portal from December 29, 2022.

When an e-CoO application is submitted and approved online under the Ind Aus ECTA, the DGFT system generates one electronic copy of the CoO certificate, which bears the image signature of the issuing officer and the stamp of the issuing agency. The authenticity of any eCoO can be verified by scanning the QR code on the certificate or entering the certificate number into the DGFT COO portal’s ‘Verify Certificate’ link.

Procedure for Preferential CoO (Exports to Australia): DGFTRegarding the processing of eCoO applications at the DGFT portal, the Indian Exporter should be aware that a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) will be required for electronic submission. The digital signature would be identical to that used in other DGFT applications. The digital signature may be Class III, and the firm’s IEC should be embedded in the DSC.

Any new applicant exporter would be required to register at the portal at first. The password would be sent to the IEC holder’s email and mobile phone number. If the IEC holder wishes to update the email address to which communication will be sent, they can do so by visiting the DGFT website at https://dgft.gov.in and using the ‘IEC Profile Management’ service. Once registered, the IEC branch details will be auto-populated from the DGFT-IEC database. The applicant must ensure that the most recent IEC details are available in the DGFT system. When necessary, steps may be taken to modify the IEC details.

The Help manual and FAQs are available on the DGFT website for more information on registration and application submission. Additionally, one can get assistance by contacting the DGFT Helpdesk service, calling the toll-free DGFT Helpdesk numbers, or sending an email to the DGFT CoO Helpdesk at [email protected]

DGFT Trade Notice 23/2022-23 dt. 22/12/2022: Electronic filing and issuance of preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) under the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA) beginning December 29, 2022

DGFT List of Authorised Agencies for issuance of Preferential CoO under Ind-Aus ECTA

DGFT has notified the list of agencies which have been authorised to issue Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for Indian exports under the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA).

DGFT Public Notice 44/2015-2020 dt. 22/12/2022: List of Authorised Agencies for issuance of Preferential CoO under Ind-Aus ECTA

DGFT Authorized Agencies to issue Preferential CoOProduct Assigned to each agency for Exports under Ind-Aus ECTA
Export Inspection Council and Export Inspection AgenciesAll products
Marine Products Export Development Authority and  its Regional OfficesMarine Products
Development Commissioner, Handicraft, and its Regional OfficesHandicraft
Spices BoardSpices and Cashew nuts
Coir BoardCoir and Coir products
Textile Committee and its Regional OfficesTextiles and Clothing
Central Silk Board and its Regional OfficesSilk products
MEPZ Special Economic ZoneAll products by Units in Madras SEZ and EOUs located within the jurisdiction.
Kandla Special Economic zoneAll products manufactured by Units in Kandla and Surat SEZs and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction
SEEPZ Special Economic ZoneAll products manufactured by Units in SEEPZ SEZ and EOUs located with the respective jurisdiction.
Cochin Special Economic ZoneAll products manufactured by Units in Cochin SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction
NOIDA Special Economic ZoneAll products manufactured by Units in Noida SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction
Vishakhapatnam Special Economic ZoneAll products manufactured by Units in Vishakhapatnam SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction
Falta Special Economic ZoneAll products manufactured by Units in Falta SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction
Directorate General of Foreign Trade and its Regional OfficesAll products
Tobacco BoardTobacco and tabacco products
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)Agricultural Products

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