- Visit the DGFT's Common Platform Portal
- Click Online Exporter Registration under the Online Services section
- Insert a Class 2 or Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
- Click Registration for first-time users
- Enter credentials and click Login for registered users
- Insert DSC and enter a 10-digit IEC code
- Enter your email ID, mobile number, and IEC code
- Click Save and Next
- A file will download
You can also visit the DGFT's official website, go to the Services section, and click Certificate of Origin. This will redirect you to a new page where you can register on the portal using your IEC.
The main types of Certificates of Origin are non-preferential and preferential. The requirements for a Certificate of Origin depend on the type of goods being exported and their destination. A Preferential Certificate of Origin is given to goods that are subject to preferential tariff treatment.
What is a COO application?
A Certificate of Origin (COO) is a document that verifies the country of origin for a product. It's a vital document in international trade and is usually required by a country's customs authority when importing goods.
A COO contains information about the product, its destination, and the country of export. It's a one-time document that accompanies shipments.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) says that a COO "declares the 'nationality' of your product". It serves as a declaration to satisfy customs or trade requirements and is mostly required for customs clearance procedures.
Who will issue Certificate of Origin?
The Indian Chamber of Commerce and the Trade Promotion Council of India issue Certificates of Origin (COOs). These certificates are essential for Indian exporters to prove that the commodities being exported are of Indian origin.
The government authorities designated by the exporting country's government issue the certificate of origin.
The exporter issues the certificate of origin, which may be stamped by a chamber of commerce and supported by a commercial invoice. The chamber of commerce may approve the certificate of origin before shipment.
The Export Inspection Council is the sole agency to issue a Certificate of Origin under this Agreement. The government has also nominated certain agencies to issue Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin.