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GSP Certificate of origin

What is GSP (Generalised system of preferences)? Overview of GSP Certificate of Origin

The Generalised System of Preference (GSP) was put into place to aid developing nations by granting them preferential treatment when it comes to trade levies from wealthy nations. It is also described as a non-contractual mechanism via which industrialised nations grant tariff concessions to products coming from developing nations and as an illustration of a unilateral trade agreement.

The objective of GSP

  1. to boost poor nations' export revenues.
  2. helping to further their industrialization.
  3. increasing their economic growth rates.

What is an origin GSP certificate?

The Certificate of Origin is a document that certifies that the items in an export cargo were made or produced in a specific nation; in other words, it identifies the country of origin of the export items. Preferential Certificate of Origin and Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (NP CoO) are the two types of Certificates of Origin (CoO) that are issued in India.

The GSP Certificate of Origin, also known as Form a Certificate of Origin, is a preferential type certificate of origin that is issued under the GSP system.

Exporters who have a Certificate of Origin under the GSP are eligible for a tariff break on goods exported to developed nations.

Through a Common Digital platform CoO Portal that was developed by DGFT, the Government of India has designated a number of agencies to provide the certificate of origin.

List of the GSP Countries

The following nations offer exporters from developing nations with a certificate of origin tariff preferences under the GSP trade agreement:-

Australia Belgium United Kingdom
Japan Denmark Czech Republic
New Zealand Finland Estonia
Norway France Cyprus
Switzerland Zermany Latvia
United State of America Greece Lithuania
Republic of Belarus Ireland Hungary
Republic of Bulgaria Italy Malta
Rissian Federation Luxembourg Poland
Turkey Netherlands Slovenia
European Union Portugal Slovakia
Spain Sweden

Exporters from beneficiary nations must submit a Form A certificate of origin, which must be certified by the appropriate agencies, to the customs of the aforementioned nations.

Who issues GSP Certificate of Origin in India?

The Indian government has established a number of organisations to provide Certificates of Origin. The agencies listed below have been designated to accept applications submitted electronically using the Common Portal for CoO under GSP.

As per the Para 4.05(c) of the FTP, Advance Authorisation is issued for:-

  • Export inspection council
  • Textiles Committee
  • Marine Products Export Development Authority
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade
  • Tobacco Board
  • Noida Special Economic Zone
  • Kandla Special Economic Zone etc.

How can an Indian citizen receive a GSP Certificate of Origin online?

In developed nations, a Certificate of Origin obtained under the GSP (also known as a Preferential form of CoO) may be presented at customs to receive a tariff reduction. The online application process to hire a COO in India has begun.

One common platform has been developed by the government for ordering certificates of origin. By saving exporters time and money, the platform would offer an electronic, paperless, contactless platform to issue the certificate.

The application must be submitted electronically at https://coo.dgft.gov.in/ to the nominated agencies.

In September 2019, the CoO site was made available for the issue of the GSP Certificate of Origin. Since then, a number of organisations have been added to the list of nominated organisations to get the GSP Certificate of Origin.

The GSP certificate of origin can be obtained using the common site in two steps:

Prior Registration on CoO portal

Prior registration using Class 2 or Class 3 Digital Signature is mandatory to get a Certificate of Origin.

  • Insert DSC to register for the CoO portal. insert the IEC code, email address, and mobile number in accordance with the most recent IEC.
  • The registration request can be submitted by selecting "I Agree".
  • The password would be sent to the email address provided upon successful registration.
  • Go to the log-in screen once the procedure is finished.
  • Online Application on CoO portal

    Prior registration using Class 2 or Class 3 Digital Signature is mandatory to get a Certificate of Origin.

  • Using legitimate credentials, sign in to a common platform. It will display the application for issuing a CoO.
  • Include all the necessary information.
  • The application must be submitted along with the required documents, which must be uploaded.
  • Complete the application and make the payment.
  • Only after verification and approval through the portal by one of the nominated authorities will the certificate be issued.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A unilateral trade deal known as GSP stands for Generalised System of Preference.

    A unilateral trade deal known as GSP stands for Generalised System of Preference.

    Exporters from poor nations are given GSP Certificates of Origin in order to benefit from tariff benefits in industrialised nations.

    Developing countries having Certificate of origin under GSP are qualified to avail the benefits of tariff concession.

    Generalised System of Preference, or GSP, is a non-contractual framework whereby rich nations grant tariff concessions to poorer nations.

    Yes, India is a developing country, and under the GSP, exporters with a certificate of origin are eligible for reduced tariffs.

    The GSP's benefits of tariff concession are available to developing nations that have struck unilateral bonds with rich nations.

    More than 30 affluent nations grant tariff concessions to developing nations as part of the GSP.

    Yes, with the requisite steps and formalities insisted upon by the issuing authorities, the GSP certificate of origin may be obtained following the dispatch of goods.