Instruction on Certificate of Origin Form D ( Back-to-back C/O form D) on minor difference and RVC criterion.

Official letter no.3622/TCHQ-GSQL dated 16/07/2021

Summary :– If the description of the goods on the commercial invoice is different distinct from the goods information registered on the AWSC database while the basic description is the same , it is considered a minor difference. So, It is not a basis for rejecting self-certification of origin.

-For goods imported from other ASEAN countries (Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam) Back-to-back C/O form D (back-to-back C/O and back-to-back self-certification of origin) is not required to show the FOB value on the back-to-back certificate of origin when the RVC criterion is applied .

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To: Customs Departments of provinces and cities.

Based on the results of the 36th Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin (SC-AROO 36) to implement the ATIGA Agreement (C/O form D) taking place from June 21 to June 23, 2021, the General Department Customs guides Customs Departments of provinces and cities to do the following:

1.Regarding the difference between the description of goods on the commercial invoice of the self-certification document of origin and the registration on the self-certification of origin database in ASEAN :

If the description of the goods on the commercial invoice is different distinct from the goods information registered on the AWSC database while the basic description is the same (Example: On the commercial invoice write BJ7-E4741-00 CATALYST.1; on the database self-certification of origin CATALYST.1; On the commercial invoice stating H BEAM I BEAM; on the basis of self-certification of origin database H-beam I-beam…) is considered a minor difference, not a basis for rejecting self-certification of origin.
In case the customs authority has no basis to determine whether the imported goods declared on the self-certification documents are goods registered in the database or not, the Customs Departments of provinces and cities is requested to send a report to the General Department of Customs for verification according to regulations.

2.About how to show FOB value on C/O and back-to-back C/O:
The meeting agreed that 07 ASEAN member countries including Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are not required to show the FOB value on the back-to-back certificate of origin according to the provisions of Rule 25 ( FOB value) of the OCP.

Accordingly, the declaration of FOB value on the certificate of origin when applying the RVC criteria guided at point 1 of Official Dispatch No. 7886/TCHQ-GSQL dated December 15, 2020 includes the certificate of origin of goods and back-to-back certificate of origin (back-to-back C/O and back-to-back self-certification of origin), specifically: For goods imported from other ASEAN countries (Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam) C/O form D is not required to show the FOB value on the back-to-back certificate of origin when the RVC criterion is applied.

The General Department of Customs shall notify the Customs Departments of provinces and cities to know and implement.

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