Specimen Signatures, Seals of Preferential C/O under RCEP Likely to Be Checked Online

9:57:48 AM | 7/22/2022

The General Department of Vietnam Customs recently sent a notice to customs departments of provinces and cities on the website for looking up newly updated specimen signature and seal for a preferential certificate of origin (C/O).

The General Department guides customs authorities to check information on competent C/O granting agencies under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on the website: https://rcep.sharepoint.com (Login account and password information will be updated later).

Search contents include information about competent C/O agencies under the RCEP Agreement: Information about specimen seals and signatures of competent C/O agencies (Item: Specimen Signatures) and information on exporters approved to self-issue certificate of origin (item: List of Approved Exporters).

The guidance of the General Department of Vietnam Customs is based on Circular 05/2022/TT-BCT dated February 18, 2022 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade on rules of origin of goods in the RCEP and on notification of the ASEAN Secretariat.

By Le Hien, Vietnam Business Forum