Certificate of Origin (Non-preferential) Online: Help Desk



Certificate of Origin (CoO) is an important document required to ascertain origin of goods. It is of two types: preferential and non-preferential.  The preferential CoO is issued by Government agencies and is required by buyers of Indian exporters who want to avail concessional import duties under FTAS/RTAs such as SAFTA, ASEAN etc. For other shipments, CoO (non-preferential) is required which is issued by designated Chambers/ Associations authorized by DGFT and notified in Foreign Trade Policy. 

Online CoO from 1st Nov 2021

From 1st Nov 2021, the CoOs could only be issued through the DGFT portal  https://coo.dgft.gov.in . As per DGFT, physical CoO will be held invalid. (See latest news report shorturl.at/jkGHR )

To get the CoO, exporters may follow the following instructions: 

Important points to be noted: 

i.              CoO (non-preferential) will only be issued through digital platform:  https://coo.dgft.gov.in from 1st Oct 2021

ii.             DGFT has also prescribed the certification fee @ Rs. 200 plus 18% GST per certificate; mechanism for online payment  has been made at the portal

Exporter’s registration:

i.              All exporters should get themselves registered at https://coo.dgft.gov.in

ii.             On the Home page, under Online Services: select Exporter Registration and login

iii.            A log in window will be opened. First time users should click ‘Registration’ first and complete process of registration 

iv.           Besides exporter’s details and IEC code etc, it requires Digital signatures of authorized signatory.

CoO certification process: 

i.              Login to DGFT portal  https://coo.dgft.gov.in

ii.             For CoO, click ‘Make new application’

iii.            Choose ‘Non-preferential’ scheme

iv.           Click issuing agency & from dropdown menu select  ‘Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises’

v.            Fill details and attach digital signatures

vi.           Make payment digitally

vii.          FISME officers will process and upload certified CoO  which could be downloaded by exporter


In case you face any problem during registration or issuance of CoO, FISME has created a dedicated helpdesk to handhold members/ exporters. If you need help or have any query, kindly contact Ms. Rubina  Tel: 011-48460000  or drop an email: rubina@fisme.org.in / kalpana@fisme.org.in .