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Origin Verification Modalities by FTA

Origin Verification Modality

Overview of Origin Verification

  • Country of Origin is verified by targeting the domestic importer, exporter, producer, issuing-authority of the origin supporting documents as well as the exporter or producer of the FTA contracting party in order to confirm the origin of the exported/imported goods and to verify whether or not preferential tariff treatment was duly granted to the goods.
  • Origin Verification is conducted after categorizing them into export verification and import verification and different modality for origin verification is applied under each FTA

Verification Modalities by Agents

  • Direct Verification (American Style): direct verification conducted by Customs in Importing Party targeting the overseas exporter
  • Indirect Verification (European Style): Customs in the exporting country conducted origin verification on domestic exporter as requested by the importing country. Officials from the importing country’s competent authority can join the verification as an observer.
  • Combination of Direct and Indirect Verification (Asian Style)

Verification Modalities by FTA

Verification Modalities by FTA
FTA Indirect verification Direct verification Reply Provisions
Replied
within*
Replied by
Chile   Written questionaries, information request
or verification visit
30 days (written
request)
Exporter or
producer
Article 5.8
Singapore   Information request or verification visit 30 days (written request) Importer,
Exporter or producer
Article 5.7
EFTA Request to the customs authority of the exporting party
(The customs officials of the importing party are allowed to be present as an observer.)
15 months Customs
authority
Article 24
of Annex Ⅰ
ASEAN Request to the issuing authority of the exporting party Verification visit
(in exceptional cases)
2 months (indirect) Customs
authority
(Korea)
Issuing
authority
(ASEAN)
Rule 14 to 16 of Appendix 1 of Annex 3
India Request to the issuing authority of the exporting party Written questionaries, information request or verification visit
(in exceptional cases)
3 months (indirect) Customs
authority
(Korea)
Issuing
authority
(India)
Article 4.11 to 4.13
EU Request to the customs authority of the exporting party
(The customs authority of the importing party is allowed to join the inquires.)
Verification visit (in exceptional cases) 10 months Customs
authority
Article 27 of the Origin Protocol
Peru Request to the customs
authority of the exporting party
Written questionaries, information request or verification visit 150 days
(indirect)
90 days
(direct)
Customs
authority
of the
exporting
party
(indirect)
Exporter, etc.
(direct)
Article 4.8
USA Request to the customs authority of the exporting party
(only for textile or apparel goods)
Written questionaries, Information request or verification visit Customs
authority
(indirect)
Exporter, etc.
(direct)
Article 4.3 (textile and apparel goods) and
Article 6.18
Turkey Request to the customs authority of the exporting party (The customs officials of the importing party are allowed to be present as an observer.) 10 months Customs
authority
Article 25
of the
Origin Protocol
Australia Request to the issuing authority or the customs authority of the exporting party Information request or verification visit 30 days Issuing
authority, etc
(indirect)
Exporter, etc
(direct)
Article 3.23
to 3.24
Canada Written questionnaires or verification visit Exporter or producer Article 4.6
China Request to the customs authority of the exporting party Verification visit
(in exceptional cases)
6 months
(indirect)
Customs authority (indirect) Article 3.23
New
Zealand
Information request or verification visit 90 days
(written request)
Importer,
exporter or producer
Article 3.24
Vietnam Request to the issuing authority of the exporting party Verification visit
(in exceptional cases)
6 months Customs
authority
(Korea)
Issuing
authority
(Vietnam)
Article 3.21
Columbia Request to the customs authority of the exporting party Information
request or verification visit
150 days (indirect)
30 days (written request)
Customs authority (indirect) Exporter, etc (direct) Article 3.25
Central America Request to the customs authority of the exporting party Written questionaries, information request or verification visit 30 days (written request) Exporter, etc Article 3.24

Reply period refers to the answering period that the exporting country’s verification-authorized body provides a reply to the importing country’s verification-authorized body.

Reply period refers to the answering period that the exporting country’s verification-authorized body provides a reply to the importing country’s verification-authorized body.
Remarks

ASEAN States (10)


Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

EFTA States (4)


Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein,
Island

EU States (27)


England, Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain, Italia, Greece, Austria, Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria, Rumania