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Acceptance of Electronic Certificate of Origin issued under the India-UAE CEPA


Dated: 28.10.2022

Acceptance of Electronic Certificate of Origin issued under the India-UAE CEPA



The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued an instruction with regard to the India-United Arab Emirates Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (India-UAE CEPA) stating, inter alia, that the importers are facing difficulties in availing preferential tariff benefit on the basis of e-CoO issued by the Issuing Authority of UAE.

In this regard, it is hereby clarified that an e-CoO, issued electronically by the Issuing Authority of UAE, is a valid document for the purpose of claiming preferential benefit under India-UAE CEPA, provided that the e-CoO has been issued in the prescribed format, bears electronically printed seal and signatures of the authorized signatory of the Issuing Authority, and fulfills all other requirements stated in notification No. 39/2022-Customs (N.T.) dated April 30, 2022,” the CBIC clarified.

Source: CBIC, New Delhi, Min of Finance, Govt of India


Download Section:

  1. CBIC Instruction No 28-2022



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