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Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin is an instrument which establishes evidence on origin of goods imported into any country. These certificates are essential for exporters to prove where their goods come from and therefore stake their claim to whatever benefits goods of Indian origin may be eligible for in the country of exports.

There are two categories of Certificate of Origin:

(1) Preferential and (2) Non-Preferential.

Preferential arrangement/scheme under which India is receiving tariff preferences for its exports are:

  • Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  • Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP)
  • SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement (SAPTA)
  • Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  • India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISLFTA)
  • Indo-Thailand Free Trade Agreement
  • India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA)
  • India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)
  • India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA)
  • Asean-India Free Trade Agreement

The above Preferential Certificate of Origins are not issued by Merchants’ Chamber of Uttar Pradesh)

These Preferential arrangements/agreements prescribe Rules of Origin which have to be met for exports to be eligible for tariff preference.

Authorised agencies o¬n charging a fee as prescribed by them provides services relating to issue of Certificate of Origin, including details regarding rules of origin, list of items covered by an agreement, extent of tariff preference, verification and certification n of eligibility.

Export Inspection Council (EIC) is agency authorized to print blank certificates.

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

It is a non-contractual instrument by which industrialized (developed) countries unilaterally and based o¬n non-reciprocity extend tariff concessions to developing countries. Presently following countries extend tariff preferences under their GSP Scheme:

(i)USA

(ii)New Zealand

(iii)Belarus

(iv)EU

(v)Japan

(vi)Russia

(vii)Canada

(viii)Norway

(ix)Australia (only to LDCs)

(x)Switzerland

(xi)Bulgaria

 

Normally Customs of GSP offering countries require information in Form ‘A’ (prescribed for GSP Rules of Origin) duly filled by exporters of beneficiary countries and certified by the authorized agencies.
List of agencies authorized to issue GSP Certificate of Origin is given at Appendix 4A to the Hand Book of Procedures vol.I

Global System of Trade Preference (GSTP)
Under GSTP, tariff concessions are exchanged among developing countries who have signed agreement. Presently 46 countries are members of GSTP and India has exchanged tariff concessions with 12countries o­n a limited number of products. Export Inspection Council (EIC) is sole agency authorized to issue Certificate of Origin under GSTP.

SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement (SAPTA)
SAARC members namely India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives offering tariff concessions among SAARC countries. List of agencies authorized to issue Certificate of Origin is given at Appendix 4B to the Hand Book of Procedures vol.I (FIEO is one of the agencies authorized to issue Certificate).

Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
APTA offers liberalization of tariff and non-tariff barriers in order to expand trade in goods in Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) region. Presently Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Korea, India and China are exchanging tariff concessions under APTA. List of Agencies authorized to issue Certificate of Origin under APTA is given in Appendix 4B to the Hand Book of Procedures vol.I

India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISLFTA)
This Free Trade Agreement is between India and Sri Lanka which offers tariff concession by the Governments of both countries. Export Inspection Council is sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this agreement.

India Afghanistan Preferential Trade Agreement
This preferential trade agreement is between Governments of India and Afghanistan. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement.

India – Thailand Frame work Agreement for Free Trade Area
India and Thailand have signed protocol to implement Early Harvest Scheme under India-Thailand Free Trade Agreement offering tariff preferences for imports o­n items of Early Harvest Scheme o­nly to those products which satisfy Rules of Origin criteria notified by the Department of RevenueMinistry of Finance vide notification no 101/2004-Customs dated 31.08.2004.Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this protocol.

India- Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IMCECA)
This Comprehensive Economic Cooperation agreement is between Government of India and Malaysia. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement, with effect from 1st July2011.

India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)
The Government of India and the Republic of Korea have signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to liberalize and facilitate trade in goods and services and expand investment between the Countries. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement.

India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IJCEPA)
The Government of India and the Government of Japan have signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to increase investment opportunities and strengthen protection for investments and investment activities between the Countries. Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue Certificate of Origin under this Agreement.

Certificate of Origin (non-preferential for exports to Mexico under NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement)
Following the implementation of NAFTA, the Government of Mexico introduced the obligatory certificate of origin rule in terms of which, the Certificate of Origin of Indian products to be exported to Mexico must be attested by designated officials of the authorised EPCs/Trade bodies/Chambers of Commerce or the authorities so empowered.

Non Preferential
Government have also nominated certain agencies to issue Non Preferential Certificate of Origin in accordance with Article II of International Convention Relating to simplification of Customs formalities,1923.These Certificate of Origins evidence origin of goods and do not bestow any right to preferential tariffs.
List of agencies authorized to issue Non Preferential Certificate of Origin is given in Appendix 4C to the Hand Book Procedures vol.I. (Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh is o­ne of the agencies authorized to issue Certificate)
Exporters desiring Non preferential Certificate of Origin may apply any agency enlisted in Appendix 4C to Hand Book of Procedures vol.I with following documents:

  1. Details of quantum/origin of inputs/consumables used in export product.
  2. Two copies of Invoices
  3. Packing List in duplicate for concerned invoice
  4. Fee not exceeding Rs.100 per certificate as may be prescribed by concerned agency.

The concerned agency would ensure that goods are of Indian origin as per general principles governing rules of origin before granting Non Preferential Certificate of Origin. The Certificate would be issued as per format given in Annexure II to Appendix 4C to the Hand Book of Procedures. It should be ensured that no correction/re-type is made o­n the Certificate.

In case of tea, exporters who are required to submit Certificate of Origin (Non Preferential) are to apply to Tea Board or any Inspection Agency authorized by Tea Board and enlisted in Appendix 4C of Hand Book of Procedures vol.I along with documents listed above.


PROCEDURE FOR ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

 1.CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN on REGULAR BASIS

For obtaining Certificate of Origin o­n regular basis, exporters are required to furnish a Permanent Indemnity Bond o­n a stamp paper of Rs.100/- duly attested as per format given below:

 “The Secretary
Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur UP India

Dear Sir,
 In consideration of the Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh Kanpur UP India from time to time, giving or Authenticating Certificate of Origin, legalizing Invoices and other documents in respect of goods for exportation by (Name and Address of Shippers)

We hereby certify that all particulars contained in Invoices or other documents presented to the Federation by us in our name for their certification or authentication or legalisation shall be true and accurately set forth, and further that we shall at all times, INDEMNIFY and keep indemnified the Federation and its officials against all claims and demands that may at any time be made against them or any of them by reason of issuing or authentication or legalisation of such certificates, invoices and other documents as aforesaid.

Yours faithfully,
(Signature & Rubber Stamp of the Shippers)

Place:
Dated:

Witness: 1. ______________
2. ______________


3.DETAILS OF CHARGES 
The schedule of charges (subject to revision without notice) are as under :


S. No.

Services

Fee from Members

Fee from Non Members

1

Issue of Certificate of Origin

Rs. 100/-

Rs. 200/-

2

Endorsement

 

 

• Packing Slip up to 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/-

 

• Packing Slip Additional 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

 

• Price List up to 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

 

• Price List Additional 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

 

• Insurance Copies up to 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

 

• Insurance copies Additional 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

 

• Exporter's Invoice up to 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

 

• Exporter's Invoice Additional 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

3

Signing single document upto 5 copies (on request of Member)

Rs. 200/-

Not applicable

4

Amendment of Certificate of Origin already issued

Rs. 50/-

Rs. 100/

5

Amendment of already endorsed document 5 copies

Rs. 50/-

Not applicable

6

Blank Certificate of Origin 20 sets of 5 copies

Rs. 240/-

Rs. 240

7

Blank Certificate of Origin 1 set of 5 copies

Rs. 12/-

Rs. 12/-

8

*Attestation Charges for Agreement & Contract

Rs. 200/-

Members Exclusive

9

*Visa Recommendation Letter

 

• One Person, Single Entry, One Country

Rs. 250/-

Members Exclusive

 

• One Person, Multiple Entry, One Country

Rs. 400/-

Members Exclusive

10

*Combined Visa Recommendation Letter

 

• One Person, Single Entry, Multiple Countries

Rs. 400/-

Members Exclusive

 

• One Person, Multiple Entry, Multiple Countries

Rs. 600/-

Members Exclusive

11

*Invitation of Organization of Seminar/Workshop sent to

Only Members

Members Exclusive

12

*Industrial &  Trade Bulletin

Free

Members Exclusive

13

*Circulation on Trade Development Govt. Notices

Free

Members Exclusive

4.DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED ALONGWITH APPLICATION 

  1. A covering letter to Merchants’ Chamber of Uttar Pradesh for issue of Certificate of Origin/Certification of copies of Invoices/Packing List, etc. The letter should also indicate that the information furnished in the relevant documents is true and correct.
  2. Indemnity Bond.
  3. 5 copies of the Certificate of Origin duly completed including o­ne copy of the invoice for the records of Merchants chamber of Uttar Pradesh having following declaration: 

“We hereby declare that the goods mentioned in this invoice are of Indian Origin and manufacture.”
In case copies of invoices are also required to be attested, 9 copies of the same may also be submitted with the above declaration.

NOTE: FOR FURTHER DETAILS/FORMATS, PLEASE CONTACT OFFICE OF MERCHANTS CHAMBER OF UTTAR PRADESH OR MAIL US ON merchantschamberup@gmail.com


 

Message from President

I am proud to be chosen to lead Merchants’ Chamber of Uttar Pradesh and it is with great honour that I accept the challenge of becoming the President of this great organization, one of the oldest Chambers in India started by Lala Kamlapat Singhania ji in the year 1932.

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Events

17 November, 2018 at 07:15 PM:Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh, Rotary Club of Kanpur west and Neem Tree Morning Walkers Club are jointly organizing a half an hour play 'Shaq'.

14 November, 2018 at 02:30 PM:Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur Chartered Accountant Society and Kanpur Income Tax Bar Association, are jointly organizing a workshop on GST workshop on annual Return, Reconciliation return and Audit.

29 October, 2018 at 11:30 AM:Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh is organizing a live telecast of webinar on "GST : "Reconciliation of data and filing of Annual return"being conducted by Confederation of Indian Industry.

15 October, 2018 at 04:00 PM:Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh and Naughada Kapda Committee are jointly organizing Mahanatya on Shiva Ji Maharaj. Shri Anil Oak will be explaining the bravery and deeds of Veer Shiva Ji.

01 October, 2018 at 03:00: Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh, F.I.E.O. and MSME-DI, Kanpur are jointly organizing a session on GeM Portal.

26 September, 2018 from 03 PM: Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh and Customs & Central Excise Kanpur are jointly organizing an interactive session on Authorized Economic Operator (A.E.O.), a Programme of Government of India.

11 September, 2018 from 12 PM: Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur Udyog Vyaapar Mandal and Indian Industries Association are jointly organizing an interactive session on "Changing Trends on Trade and Industry in Uttar Pradesh."

06 September, 2018: Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh and Kotak Mahindra bank are jointly organizing a session on "Investments Opportunities and insights on Economic Trend: A micro prospective by prior banking."

01 July, 2018 at 7 PM: Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh and Rotary Club of Kanpur Metro are jointly organizing Bhajan Sandhya. The prominent singers Shri Praven Singh and Smt. Kavita Singh shall be presenting the lord Krishna's songs.

30 June, 2018 from 1 Pm onward: Merchants chamber of U. P. in association with Kanpur Income Tax Bar Association and Kanpur Chartered Accountant Society is organizing G S T SEMINAR. INSPECTION, SEARCH, SEIZURE AND ARREST UNDER G S T. shall be addressed.

12 June, 2018 at 07:00 PM: Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh is organizing an Cultural Event of Old Songs (Bhule Bisre Geet) on the occasion of Birth Anniversary celebration of Late Dr. Gaur Hari Ji Singhania, Ex Chief Patron, M.C.U.P

11 June, 2018 from 04:00 PM: On the occasion of Late Dr. Gaur Hari Ji Singhania, Ex Chief Patron, M.C.U.P, Merchants Chamber is organizing an interactive workshop on "Lifestyle Management and Corporate Wellness."

 

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