Ministry of Industry and Trade guides proof of origin for Vietnamese goods exported to EU to enjoy EVFTA tariff preferences

In order to ensure that exporting enterprises can take advantage of tariff preferences under the EVFTA Agreement from the first day of entry into force of the Agreement, as soon as the EVFTA Agreement is signed, the Ministry of Industry and Trade soon conducted a study. and develop a draft circular regulating the rules of origin in the EVFTA Agreement.

On June 15, 2020, the Minister of Industry and Trade signed Circular No. 11/2020 / TT-BCT on rules of origin in the EVFTA Agreement. The Circular takes effect on August 1, 2020, on the same date of entry into force of the EVFTA Agreement.

To implement Circular No. 11/2020 / TT-BCT and support traders to export goods to take advantage of EVFTA incentives, on July 31, 2020, the Import and Export Department – Ministry of Industry and Trade issued official dispatch No. 812 / XNK-XXHH sends commodity industry associations and exporters for guidance on proof of origin.

For Vietnamese export consignments valued at no more than 6,000 euros, according to Point b, Clause 2, Article 19 of Circular No. 11/2020 / TT-BCT, any exporter is allowed to self-certify the origin. . The self-certification of origin is done in accordance with Article 25 of Circular No. 11/2020 / TT-BCT. After performing self-certification of origin, traders are responsible for reporting and posting proof of origin of goods and documents related to exported consignments self-certified by traders on www. according to the provisions of Clause 7, Article 25 of this Circular.

For export consignments valued at over 6,000 euros, exporters must have a EUR.1 C / O form authorized by an agency or organization authorized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The procedure for C / O declaration and certification in EUR.1 form is similar to that of existing C / O models.
The C / O declaration form EUR.1 is guided in detail by the Import-Export Department – Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Appendix attached to Official Letter No. 812 / XNK-XXHH.

For goods exported to the UK, export traders only declare C / O form EUR.1 or issue proof of origin until the end of December 31, 2020.

Please see detail of official letter here.

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