SME Times News Bureau | 08 Apr, 2020
Exporters’ association Federation of Indian Export
Organisations (FIEO) has introduced the facility of the digital certificate of
origin (both non-preferential and preferential, for which it is authorized)
using FIEO’s online CoO system.
The step has been taken as a response to the challenges
faced by the Exporters during lockdown to obtain Certificate of Origin (CoO)
The facility will reduce the transaction time and cost of
exporters also. Such a facility will help exporters to send CoO electronically
to buyers to help them clear the consignment particularly as most of the
courier companies are not operating in the country.
Many of the countries are now accepting scanned /digital
copies of the Certificate of Origins.
FIEO is also updating information relating to Covid-19,
having bearing on exports/imports, at its website under the banner
"Updates on Covid-19", It has urged.