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Date: 11-01-2021
Notification No: Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021
Issuing Authority: DGFT  
Type: Trade Notice
File No: File No. 01/02/82/AM-19/EDI
Subject: Electronic Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports to UK under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade

Trade Notice No. 37/2020-2021

Dated: 11.01.2021
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi


1. All Exporters/Members of Trade
2. All Designated Issuing Agencies under FTAs/PTAs

Subject: Electronic Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports to UK under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)

In continuation to the earlier Trade Notice(s) 30/2020-21 dated 13.10.2020, it is informed that the United Kingdom (UK) is being added as a country of Export on the e-COO Platform under Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP).

2. The details provided by the UK on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences may be seen at URL - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trading-with-developing-nations.
Goods that meet the UK GSP rules of origin requirements are eligible to claim a GSP rate of import duty on the basis of a valid proof of origin. A valid proof of origin must be either of the following:
i. GSP Form-A - which does not need to be stamped and signed by an authority designated by the GSP country.
ii. An origin declaration - which must include information to enable the identification of an originating good

3. Reference 2 (i) above, the GSP Form-A is available electronically on the e-CoO Platform. Further, no physical pre-printed stationery of Form-A shall be issued. The exporters to UK planning to avail GSP benefits may submit the given form on the e-Platform. While the stamp and sign of the issuing authority is not mandatory as per the instructions provided by UK authorities, the GSP certificate when submitted electronically on the e-CoO platform will be made available through the existing online approval process with the image sign and signature.

4. For guidance on registration and application submission on the e-CoO Platform, the Help manual & FAQs may be accessed on the landing page at https://coo.dgft.gov.in . For any further assistance you may utilize any of the following channels —
i. Raise a service request/suggestion ticket through the DGFT Helpdesk service link on the e-platform home page
ii. Call the toll-free Helpline number 1800-111-550
iii. Send an email to [email protected]

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

(Issued from File No. 01/02/82/AM-19/EDI)

(Md. Moin Afaque)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade


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