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Procedure NameApplication for Certificate of Origin
Description

Description

This process represents the procedure for obtaining both preferential and non-referential Certificate of Origin (COO).

The COO is issued for any category of product as long as it originates in Cambodia according to the specific rules of origin of the agreement. The following types of COO are currently being issued:

  1. Form A for trade with country belonging to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  2. Form AI for trade under the ASEAN-India FTA
  3. Form AJ for trade under ASEAN-Japan FTA
  4. Form AK for trade under ASEAN-Korea FTA
  5. Form AANZ for trade under the Australian-New Zealand FTA
  6. Form B for trade with Canada of Textile and Apparel Goods of Least Developed Country
  7. Form D for trade under the ATIGA Agreement with other ASEAN countries
  8. Form E for trade under the ASEAN-China FTA
  9. Form K for trade under the Cambodia-Korea Least Developed Country preferential tariff treatment (Note: ‘Form K’ is not marked on the COO itself)
  10. Form N for trade with countries of European Union, and Africa, and non-preferential tariff
  11. Form S for trade under the Cambodia-Vietnam Preferential Tariff Agreement
  12. Form SPT for trade under the Special and Preferential Tariff Treatment (SPT) for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar

To be eligible for application of COO all Exporters/Manufacturers must be registered with the Department of Trade Preferences and product registration procedures concluded before application for COO. Exporters/Manufacturer registration must be renewed on annual basis and products registration for each product being exported.

The procedure for applying for each form is identical. In the case of exports to countries that may be covered by more than one agreement traders may choose which agreement they wish to take advantage of according to the different eligibility rules.

At the present time the Ministry is moving to a fully automated process for the application and issue of COO’s. At the present time this system is under trial for Exporters who wish to participate. More information can be found at the Ministry of Commerce website

Place for submitting application

The COO is obtained from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) through written application to the Export-Import Department.

Ministry of Commerce

Address: #19-61, MoC Road (113B), Phum Teuk Thla, Sangkat Teuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh

Person of Contact Name: Mr. HO Sivyong, Director of Export-Import Department

Person of Contact Tel: 012-838-909

Website: http://www.moc.gov.kh


 

 



Notes

Note 1

This letter needs to be drafted by the applicant and can be in free format. 

Note 2

The fees for issue of a COO include the cost for the COO, Export Management Fee (EMF), Public Service Fee and an Administrative Fee. The fees are set at the following rates:

 

For garment products under 2,000 PCS or Footwear under 200 pieces:

COO

Admin Fee

EMF

Service Fee

Form N

USD 10

Set rate

USD 8

Form A

USD 15

Set rate

USD 8

All others forms

USD 15

Set rate

USD 8

 

For all other products:

COO

Admin Fee

EMF

Service Fee

Form N

USD 30

Set rate

USD 8

Form A

USD 50

Set rate

USD 8

All others forms

USD 50

Set rate

USD 8

Note 3

Receipt confirming payment.

Note 4

Supporting documents to be presented with COO application are:

  • Fees Payment Receipt
  • Invoice
  • Bill of Lading
  • Packing List
  • Customs Export Declaration (SAD)
  • Bill of Quantity (CAMCONTROL)
  • VAT Certificate

Other documents as may be required by the Issuing Department

Note 5

Certificate of Origin to be submitted to requesting party in the export country.

 

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NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity To
Requirement for payment of export management fee for exports of fabrics, bicycle and screw/nuts.Taxes and chargesMinistry of CommerceA revision to the Export Management Fee charges as paid on export of all kind of fabrics, bicycle products, and screw/nut productsFor Government revenue Prakas No. 097 Revision and New Determination Export Management Fee31-12-9999
Requirement for payment of Export Management Fee for garment exports to the US and non-US locations, and exports of shocks and bicycles products.Verification RequirementMinistry of CommerceA revision to the Export Management Fee charges as paid on export of garments and textiles to the US and non-US locations, and exports of shocks and bicycles products.For Government revenue Prakas No. 044 Revision of Export Management Fee and Related Costs31-12-9999
Requirement for payment of export management fee for obtaining Certificate of Origin on exportsVerification RequirementMinistry of CommerceAll exports under GSP/MFN are required to obtain a Certificate of Origin and pay an export management fee 30 days prior to the exports of goods.Governance of exports under trade preferential schemePrakas No. 136 Necessary Measures for the Governance of Export under Trade Preferential Scheme 31-12-9999
Requirement to follow procedures in order to obtain certificate of originRule of OriginMinistry of CommerceExporters are required to follow the updated procedures of certificate of origin issuance and to be compliant with procedure of importing countriesFor exporters to take advantage of preferential tariff rates.Prakas No. 233 Revisions of Procedures in Fulfilling Formalities for the Export of Goods31-12-9999
Requirement for inspection of the production and export goodsInspection RequirementMinistry of CommerceThe inspection of the production and export goods must be conducted by technical officers of the Ministry of Commerce at the location of the production, at the place of goods collection or at the goods warehouse at the request of the company or exporter or according to the necessity of the technical departmentFor exporters to take advantage of preferential tariff rates.Prakas No. 233 Revisions of Procedures in Fulfilling Formalities for the Export of Goods31-12-9999
Requirement for obtaining Certificate of Origin for exports of garment and leatherRule of OriginMinistry of CommerceExports of garment and leather are required a joint inspection of relevant authorities and to submit required documents to obtain a Certificate of OriginTo facilitate the exports of garments and leatherPrakas No. 159 Formalities of Issuance of Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice, Export License31-12-9999
Requirement for documentation and payment of fee for obtaining Certificate of Origin for export of garmentsRule of OriginMinistry of CommerceExports of garments from Cambodia require issue of COO and to obtain an application must meet defined documentary requirements and payment of feeGovernance the issuance of COOPrakas No. 367 Issuance of COO for exports of garment 31-12-9999
Service charge for issuing Certificate of OriginRule of OriginInter-AgencyFees of issuing Certifcate of Origin for various productsRecovery of costs for Certifcate of Origin issuanceJoint Prakas No. 985 on the Provision of Public Services of the Ministry of Commerce 31-12-9999
Requirement for payment of Administration Fee to obtain a certificate of origin (form A and N)Taxes and chargesMinistry of CommerceAn Administrative Fee must be paid to obtain a Certificate of Origin (form A and N) and which is imposed on the export of all products from Cambodia to all destinations. forms A and N.For Government revenue Prakas No. 044 Revision of Export Management Fee and Related Costs31-12-9999
Requirement for inspection of the production and export goodsInspection RequirementMinistry of CommerceThe inspection of the production and export goods must be conducted by technical officers of the Ministry of Commerce at the location of the production, at the place of goods collection or at the goods warehouse at the request of the company or exporter or according to the necessity of the technical departmentFor exporters to take advantage of preferential tariff rates.Prakas No. 112 on Revision of Certificate of Origin Issuance Procedures 28-11-2013