CBIC issues instructions around the verification of preferential certificate of origin under CAROTAR 2020

August 17, 2021
CBIC has been receiving bulk verification request from field formations for getting verification done from verifying authorities without citing appropriate grounds and without mentioning specific information to be sought from the verification authority. Further, CBIC has observed that Certificate of Origin (CoO) particularly RMS interdicted consignments are being forwarded in groups/all together for causing verification. The same in turn is putting heavy burden on the Board and Verification Authorities to get request processed within prescribed time frame. The Board taking is cognizance of the increasing challenge and difficulties faced by importer on account of implementation of CAROTAR 2020. These instructions should help in bringing down the unnecessary delays and queries from ground level authorities in time to come. Please refer to the instructions here.
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