Updated on September 25, 2023 04:39:32 PM
India UAE CEPA agreement is a bilateral free trade agreement between India and UAE. Traders may now take advantage of streamlined customs procedures and other concessions made by the CEPA when exporting products of all kinds.
The India UAE CEPA Certificate is a Certificate of Origin for preferential treatment. The Department of Commerce issues it, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs of India, and the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates.
In this article, we will briefly learn about the India-UAE CEPA agreement and Cepa certificate of origin.
CEPA Certificate [Sample]
CEPA is an acronym for Comprehensive Economic partnership agreement between the govt of India and UAE. IUCEPA registration or India UAE CEPA certification is a certificate of origin for goods exported from India to UAE. The certificate is issued by the government agencies such as DGFT, spice board, and other authorized legal entities.
The CEPA Coo (Certification of origin) is necessary for clearance from the importing country's customs. One of the most significant benefits of having IUCEPA is that exported products are duty-free under the free trade agreement between India & UAE under CEPA.
Per the CEPA agreement between India-UAE, the products shall be deemed as originating in a party country per the following criteria.
Note : The value addition is lower for the ornaments and jewelry sector only.
Can provide the proof of origin of the Product through any of the following means:
1 - Account ID creation:- An account will be created on the DGFT portal with DSC or any other authorized government portal to apply for CEPA certification.
2 - Documentation:- An applicant must provide valid information and required documents with the application to prove the origin of their products.
3 - Verification & authorization:- The issuing authority will assess and conduct a full inspection through a risk management system to verify & authenticate the origin of the Product.
4 - Certification:- Once the approval is granted after the verification & inspection. Authorities will issue the India UAE cepa certificate or Certificate of origin to the respective applicants. As per agreed rules under the cepa agreement. The certificate of origin or Cepa registration must be in English language only. The issued certificate must have all the required details about the Product and the exporting entity.
The India UAE CEPA certification fee is 3,236 rupees only, including our professional charges. The Certification of origin I,e. CEPA certificate for India-UAE CEPA is valid up to 12 months from the date of issuance.
The fee can be breakdown into the following:-
|One-time registration fee||₹500|
|Validity of CEPA||12 months from the date of issuance|
If the Product meets the criteria below, it will be considered to have originated in a contracting nation and be eligible for preferential treatment. Wholly Obtained Or Produced Products such as:
Note:- The products mentioned above must be procured or manufactured in the party country, and exporters must produce a legal certificate of origin of products.
|Export inspection Council & Export inspection Agencies||All products|
|Marine Products Export Development Authority and regional offices||Marine products|
|Development Commissioner, Handicraft & regional offices||Handicraft|
|Spices Board||Spices and Cashew Nuts|
|Coir Board||Coir and Coir products|
|Textile Committee and regional offices||Textiles and Clothing|
|Central Silk Board and regional offices||Silk products|
|MEPZ special Economic Zone||All products by Units in Madras SEZ and EOUs located within the jurisdiction.|
|Kandla Special Economic zone||Kandla Special Economic zone|
|SEEPZ Special Economic Zone||All products manufactured by Units in SEEPZ SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction|
|Cochin Special Economic Zone||All products manufactured by Units in Cochin SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction|
|NOIDA Special Economic Zone||All products manufactured by Units in Noida SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction|
|Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone||All products manufactured by Units in Visakhapatnam SEZ and EOUs located Within the respective jurisdiction|
|Falta Special Economic Zone||All products manufactured by Units in Falta SEZ and EOUs located within the respective jurisdiction|
|Directorate General of Foreign Trade and regional offices||All products|
|Tobacco Board||Tobacco and tobacco products|
|Agricultural and Processed Food Products||Agricultural Products Export Development Authority /APEDA)|
India has enhanced its market access commitments for neighbouring service providers. These commitments provide companies with an opportunity to build market expertise and grow by international expansion. Under Free or Preferential Trade Agreement there are multiple options where certificate of origin can be generated from India for import benefits to importing companies:-
ICPTA - India Chile Preferential Trade Agreement
SAFTA - South Asia Free Trade Agreement
SAPTA - SAARC Preferential Trade Agreement
IKCEPA - India Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
IJCEPA - India Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreements
AIFTA - ASEAN India Free Trade Agreement
ISFTA - India Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement
APTA - Asia Pacific Trade Agreement
GSP - Generalized System of Preferences
GSTP - Global System of Trade Preferences
IMCECA - India Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
ISCECA - India Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
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