The Directorate General of Foreign Trade vide its notification dated 15th November 2021, has extended the transition period for mandatory filing of applications for Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin through the e-CoO Platform till 31st January 2022.
The existing systems for submitting and processing non-preferential CoO applications in manual/paper mode is being allowed for the stated time period and the online system is not being made mandatory.
DGFT has earlier informed that the electronic platform for Certificate of Origin (CoO) has been expanded to facilitate electronic filing and issuance for Non-Preferential Certificates of Origin. The objective of this platform is to provide an electronic, contact-less single window for the CoO related processes.
Therefore, all Exporters concerned are requested to ensure that they are duly registered onto the said platform at the earliest. Any technical/procedural issues may be brought to the attention of the CoO Helpdesk within the time prescribed. For guidance on the registration and application submission process, the Help Manual & FAQs may be accessed on the landing page at https://coo.dgft.gov.in .