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Exporter’s Obligations when Self-issuing C/Os

To provide Signature Card and to designate signatories (Form No. 3 set out in Attachment of Notification)

  • Alteration or addition of signatories: to indicate the new signatory’s signature, affiliation, position, name, date of designation and reasons for the designation on the Signature Card

  • Revocation of Signatory’s Status: date of and reasons for revocation shall be indicated on the Signature Card

How to Complete Self-issuing C/Os

Korea-Chile FTA

  • (Producer) Origin Notification: If exporter and producer are different, pursuant to Korea-Chile FTA, producers shall complete Origin Notification and provide this to the exporter for the good fulfilling its Rules of Origin under the Agreement (Form No. 2 to Attachment 4 of Notification)
  • (Icon (Producer) Written representation: If producer is unable to receive Origin Notification under the reasons such as layoffs or closure of the business, written representation can replace the Origin Notification (Form No. 3 to Attachment 4 of Notification)
  • ( Icon (Exporter) Certificate of Origin: Exporters shall complete the C/O in the format recommended in the Agreement based on the written representation or Origin Notification. Signature of the signatory shall be stamped to issue the C/O

Korea-EFTA FTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)

There is no recommended form for C/Os but the Text of the Origin Declaration shall be written on invoice, delivery note and/or other commercial documents.

Text of the Origin Declaration

“The exporter of the products covered by this document customs authorization No ..... declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of ..... preferential origin.”

If there is no Approved Exporter Number to indicate on the Origin Declaration, the signatory shall state the name of himself and sign (Signature shall be omitted for approved exporters)

Korea-EU FTA

There is no recommended form under Korea-EU FTA, but the Text of Origin Declaration shall be written on invoice, delivery note and/or other commercial documents.

Text of the Origin Declaration

The exporter of the products covered by this document (Customs Authorization No .....) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of ..... preferential origin.

Approved exporters are entitled to self-issue C/Os to gain preferential tariff treatment under Korea-EU FTA provided that they export goods of its value above 6,000 euros

for goods under the value of 6,000 euros, the exporter is entitled to self-issue the C/Os without the Approved Exporter Status.

Korea-Peru FTA

Korea-Peru FTA
Classification For 5yrs from effectuation (‘11.8~’15.7) From the 6th year after effectuation (‘15.8~)
Authority-Issued C/Os Exporter-Certificate of Origin
(Appendix under Agreement 4A-1)
X
Self-Issued C/Os Exporter-Origin Declaration
(Appendix under Agreement 4A-2)
Exporter-Certificate of Origin (Annex 4B)
  • Approved Exporter status or cargos with its value under USD 2,000 are eligible for self-issuance of C/Os
  • Icon Self-issuing modality is the only method available from the 7th year of FTA in effect (No authority-issued C/O accepted at all)

Korea-US FTA

Exporter, producer or importer is to self-issue C/Os including the following information;

  1. a Name of the Signatory (if necessary, contact details and/or other information about the person)
  2. b Importer of the good in question
  3. c Exporter of the good in question
  4. d Producer of the good in question
  5. e Product description and classification in accordance with the HS Nomenclature
  6. f Information proving the originating status of the good in question
  7. g Date of Certification
  8. h Blanket Period ( for comprehensive proof of origin)

Obligation of Maintaining C/O Log Book

  • Exporters shall record every C/O self-issued and maintain the log book. (Form set out in Attachment 5 of Notification on Transactions of Affairs in relation to the Special Law on Customs Act for the implementation of Free Trade Agreement)
  • C/Os and supporting documents etc. shall be kept for 5 year