Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Hardeep Singh Puri, Railways and Minister of State for Commerce & Industry have launched common digital platform for Issuance of electronic Certificates of Origin (CoO) in the capital. The platform will be a single access point for all exporters, for all FTAs/PTAs and for all agencies concerned. CoO will be issued electronically which can be in paperless format if agreed to by the partner countries. Authorities of partner countries will be able to verify the authenticity of certificates from the website. Further, it provides administrative access to Department of Commerce for reporting and monitoring purposes.
Exporters may register on this platform and apply for CoOs to any of the designated agencies. Export Inspection Council of India (EIC) and its agencies are already on-boarded. Other agencies are in the process of registering on the platform. The on-boarding process is only for the purposes for payment integration so that the application fees may flow to the respective agencies.