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Trade Update 24

Foreign Trade Update
A. Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin for India’s exports to Thailand under ASEAN-India FTA Vide Trade Notice 23/2020-2021 dated July 31, 2020, the Certificate of origin (CoO) applications for exports from India to Thailand under ASEAN-India FTA should be submitted through the eCOO Platform by the exporters to the designated issuing agencies i.e. EIA, MPEDA and Textile Committee w.e.f. August 1, 2020. No physical/manual application for a CoO would need to be submitted. In line with the CoOs issued for other ASEAN countries, the e-CoO platform will generate one additional copy i.e. electronic copy along with the set of 4 copies. The electronic copy shall bear the image signature of the officer and stamp of the issuing agency. The exporter may however get the set of printed certificates (in quadruplicate) duly ink-signed by the officer along with the stamp from the designated issuing office for submission to the Thai authorities, by post or in person.
The Trade Notice is available at:

Trade Remedy Measures Update
The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently undertaken the following measures concerning trade remedy investigations.
• July 18, 2020- Final notification issued in review investigation for continued imposition of safeguard duty on imports of “Solar Cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels”
into India.
Notification link: