This is with reference to the recent amendment in the Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements.
In this regard, presently, Certificate of Origin is the only document which satisfies the condition for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). CBIC vide Notification No. 81/2020-Customs (N.T.) and Circular No. 38/2020-Customs dated 21st August 2020 has provided the new regulations in respect of rules of Origin under Trade agreements.
We have decoded the notification with detailed guidance to be followed from 21 September 2020 which your company should follow before the consignment to be imported whether the checking of the said certificate of origin shall be done or not. Request you to kindly note the details which are required to be furnished in the bill of entry from 21 September 2020 should be available with the company. Refer Para C of the document (‘Decoding Rules of Origin Under Trade Agreements’).
Given below are the suggested steps which should be followed
Suggested SOP for determining the Origin Criteria before the import of the Goods
Please feel free to discuss the same in detail to avoid the delays in shipment and to claim the benefit of FTA.