Sri Lanka – Obtain Certificate of Origin. Register your company with Department of Commerce (DOC). To register you will need to complete an Application for Company Registration and submit it together with Certificate of Business Registration. Send request to obtain Certificate of Origin (COO) together

Procedure

  1. Register your company with Department of Commerce (DOC). To register you will need to complete an Application for Company Registration and submit it together with Certificate of Business Registration.
  2. Send request to obtain Certificate of Origin (COO) together with these following documents:
    1. Duly completed Application for a COO
    2. Export Invoice
    3. Packing lists / attached list, etc
    4. Original of the verified Party copy of the Export CUSDEC
    5. GSP form A issued by a member state under SAARC regional cumulation
    6. Bill of Lading / Airway bill / Courier tags
    7. Approved Cost Statement (valid for 6 months) – (Cost Statement GSP, ISFTA, PSFTA, APTA, SAPTA, SAFTA, GSTP)
    8. Affidavit accepted by the DOC for wholly obtained products, if applicable
    9. Quota allocation letters, if applicable
    10. And other relevant document
  3. Pay all applicable fees.


Note: Application forms are accepted from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm and 12.45pm to 3.00 pm.Ads by Google

Required Documents

Company registration:

  • Completed Application for Company Registration
  • Certificate of Business Registration


Certificate of Origin:

  • Duly completed Application for a COO
  • Export Invoice
  • Packing lists / attached list, etc
  • Original of the verified Party copy of the Export CUSDEC
  • GSP form A issued by a member state under SAARC regional cumulation
  • Bill of Lading / Airway bill / Courier tags
  • Approved Cost Statement (valid for 6 months) – (Cost Statement GSP, ISFTA, PSFTA, APTA, SAPTA, SAFTA, GSTP)
  • Affidavit accepted by the DOC for wholly obtained products, if applicable
  • Quota allocation letters, if applicable
  • And other relevant document

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Address: 4th Floor,
Rakshana Mandiraya,
21 Vaxuhall Street,
Colombo 02

Telephones:
+94 11 2 329733
+94 11 2 436114
+94 11 2 327191

Fax:
+94 11 2 430233
+94 11 2 382490

Email: fortrade@doc.gov.lk

Fees

  • Initial registration of companies for Certificates of Origin : Rs 10,000/- per Company (one time payment)
  • Issuance of COO : Rs 1,000 + VAT per certificate
  • Cancellation of COO and issue a fresh COO : Rs 1,000 + VAT per certificate
  • Issue of duplicate of COO : Rs 1,000 + VAT per certificate
  • Issue of additional copy of COO : Rs 500 + VAT per certificate

Instructions

The Department of Commerce have been designated to issue Certificates of Origin through the following schemes:

  • Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  • Global System of Trade Preferences (GSTP)
  • Agreement on SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement (SAPTA)
  • Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
  • Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  • Indo Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA)
  • Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA)

Under the above Trade Agreements, exported goods from Sri Lanka are entitled for tariff preferences in the importing countries if the shipments are accompanied by COO issued by the DOC.

Need for the Document

Certificates of Origin are documents that accompany shipments containing export goods from Sri Lanka that are entitled to tariff preferences in the importing countries upon presentation of the said document.

This procedure provides you information on how you can obtain a Certificate of Origin.

External Links

Government Information Centre
Department of Commerce

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