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Exporters to ASEAN must use new CO Form D

  • Exporters to ASEAN member states must now use the new certificate of origin (CO) Form D to process their export goods since the old CO Form D will no longer be accepted starting August 1, 2021
  • The new CO Form D has been issued after the old one and its overleaf notes were amended as part of the First Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement
  • The new version is available at the Bureau of Customs’ Customer Care Centers

Exporters to member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must use the new certificate of origin (CO) Form D starting June 16 to process their export goods since the old CO Form D will no longer be accepted from August 1, 2021.

The new CO Form D is now available at the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Customer Care Centers (CCC), according to Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group Memo 292-2021 dated June 16.

READ: BOC’s first one-stop shop for centralized document processing launched

The new CO Form D has been issued following amendment of the CO Form D and its overleaf notes as part of the First Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). The protocol entered into force in September 2020.

The CO Form D is an international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment were wholly obtained, produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country.

Under the ATIGA, the CO Form D, which also serves as an exporter’s declaration, has to be submitted to secure preferential tariffs, which are tariff schedules giving one or more nations lower rates or other advantages over other countries.

BOC’s CCCs, meanwhile, are one-stop facilities present in the bureau’s 17 collection districts. Other BOC sub-ports and offices have also established their own CCCs. – Roumina Pablo

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