September 20, 2020 20:15

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The MoIT guides the certification of origin to take advantage of EVFTA

20:21 | 12/08/2020

VCN - The Import and Export Department (MoIT) has just issued official dispatch No.812/ XNK-XXHH to associations, commodity sectors and exporters to provide guidance on proof of origin documents to support traders who export goods to take advantage of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

the moit guides the certification of origin to take advantage of evfta
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This official dispatch is the next step to implement Circular No. 11/2020/TT-BCT on rules of origin in the EVFTA issued by the MoIT on June 15 and taking effect on August 1, at the same time the EVFTA entered into force.

The Import and Export Department stated that, for Vietnam's export consignments valued at no more than 6,000 euro, according to point b, clause 2, article 19 of Circular No.11/2020/TT-BCT, any exporter will self-certification of origin is allowed.

The self-certification of origin is done in accordance with Article 25 of Circular No.11/2020/TT-BCT. After performing self-certification of origin, traders are responsible for reporting and posting documents of origin of goods and documents related to exported consignments self-certified by traders on www.ecosys.gov.vn according to the provisions of clause 7, Article 25 of this Circular.

For export consignments valued at more than 6,000 euro, exporters must have a Certificate of Origin (C/O) form EUR.1 issued by an agency or organization authorized by the MoIT. The procedure for C/O declaration and certification in EUR.1 form is similar to that of existing C/O models.

For goods exported to the UK, exporters only declare C/O form EUR.1 or issue proof of origin until the end of December 31, 2020.

By UyenNhu/Dieu Huong