Certificates of Origin. Certificate of Origin (CO) is an export document to certify the country of manufacture of a shipment. It is normally required by customs, banks and traders for trade formalities. These certificates are essential for exporters to prove where their goods come from and therefore stake their claim to whatever benefits goods of Indian origin may be eligible for in the country of exports.
There are two categories of Certificate of Origin – (1) Preferential and (2) Non-Preferential
The Common digital platform is a single point access for certificates of origin for all FTAs/PTAs for all agencies and all products. This is designed to facilitate exporters through a secure, electronic, paperless CoO issuance process. All designated CoO issuing agencies are required to work through this portal.