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SAFTA LICENSE CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
SAFTA License is a certificate issued by DGFT to the exporters of India. SAFTA certificate is required at the time of export to show the country of origin of the goods.
SAFTA stands for South Asian Free Trade Area. It is a trade agreement between the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to encourage and enhance mutual trade and economic cooperation among the member countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. A SAFTA certificate is issued to certify that a product meets the rules of origin criteria for SAFTA and is eligible for trade benefits under the agreement.
Importance and benefits of SAFTA Certificate
Procedure of SAFTA registration application
Documents required for SAFTA
SAFTA Application Fees
Different Free Trade Agreement by Bharat
SAFTA Certificate (Sample)
Importance and Benefits of SAFTA certificate
Its mandatory for exporters to create certificate of origin and to attach with export invoice to avoid any shipment problem. SAFTA certificate proves the origin of goods imported in any country.
This Certificate is essential for exporters for tax exemption benefits. Because of this certificate exporters can sell the product with low tax. Result the export of goods increases.
These certificate proves the country of origin of the goods so that the exporters and importers may be eligible for the benefits for in the country of exports.
These certificates increases the sales and give preference to the exporter holding SAFTA certificate. Importer require to pay lesser tax tariff on showing SAFTA Certificate at the time of clearance.
Types of Certificate of Origin
Preferential Certificate of Origin:
Issued to declare that the goods qualify for preferential treatment under specific trade agreement or preference program.
Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin:
It simply certifies the origin of the goods without entitling them to preferential treatment. Issued for countries that do not have preferential trade agreements.
Documents required for SAFTA
Digital Signature Certificate (Embedded IEC Code)
Purchase invoice having complete details of origin of goods/ Consumables used in export goods
Purchase order from Importer
Declaration from exporter
Updated Import Export Code
Procedure of Certificate of Origin
Creation of Digital Signature Certificate
Account creation with Digital Signature Certificate
Fill the different form for certificate of origin
Filing of application with the export department
Upload the necessary documents
Issuance of Certificate of Origin in 1-2 business days
SAFTA Registration Fees
Exporter Registration Fees (One Time)
Application Filing Fees
Trade Agreement signed by India
There are multiple free and preferential Trade Agreement option where certificate of origin can be generated from India for import benefits to importers.
SAFTA - South Asia Free Trade Agreement
ICPTA - India Chile Preferential Trade Agreement
IKCEPA - India Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
IJCEPA - India Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
ISFTA - India Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement
SAPTA - SAARC Preferential Trade Agreement
IMCECA - India Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
APTA - Asia Pacific Trade Agreement
GSP - Generalized System of Preferences
AIFTA - ASEAN India Free Trade Agreement
GSTP - Global System of Trade Preferences
ISCECA - India Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
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