New product specific rules for issuance of C/O form AK

The Minister of Industry and Trade promulgates a Circular no. 13/2019/TT-BCT on amendments to Circular No. 20/2014/TT-BCT dated June 25, 2014 of the Minister of Industry and Trade on implementation of rules of origins in the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement. The details as below:

Article 2 of the Circular No. 20/2014/TT-BCT is amended as follows:

“Procedures for issuance and verification of C/O – Form AK of Vietnam are specified in:

  1. The Government’s Decree No. 31/2018/ND-CP dated March 08, 2018 on guidelines for the Law on Foreign Trade Management in terms of origin of goods and Circular No. 05/2018/TT-BCT dated April 03, 2018 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade on rules of origin.
  2. Annex V enclosed with this Circular.”
  3. Annex II – Product specific rules is amended as follows:

The Annex II – Product specific rules enclosed with the Circular No. 20/2014/TT-BCT is repealed and replaced with the Annex enclosed herewith.

This Circular comes into effect from September 13, 2019.

From September 01 to December 31, 2019 inclusive, HS codes in Box 7 of C/O – Form AK are indicated as follows:

a) the HS 2017 codes are indicated together with their corresponding HS 2012 codes specified in brackets; or

b) only the HS 2012 codes are indicated.

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