A Certificate of Origin (C/O) is an official document used to certify the products originated, wholly obtained, produced or manufactured in a country. It is generally an integral part of import documents required by the imported countries.
At the time of carrying out the formalities for exporting the products under preferential treatment, the exporter or his authorized representative shall submit a written application for the Certificate of Origin together with appropriate supporting documents proving that the products to be exported qualify for the issuance of a Certificate of Origin.
There are two type of Certificate of Origin:
2. Countries Required C/O
- Cambodia issues various different types of Preferential Tariff Certificate of Origin:
- ASEAN-Australia- New Zealand: Certificate of Origin form AANZ
- China: Certificate of Origin form AC
- India: Certificate of Origin form AI
- Korea: Certificate of Origin form AK
- Japan: Certificate of Origin form AJ
- Vietnam: Certificate of Origin form S
- General System of Preferences (LDC and LLDC): Certificate of Origin form A
- Non-Preferential Tariff: Can be issued using Certificate of Origin form N
3. How to apply for C/O
The exporters need to apply for C/O at the Export-Import Department, Ministry of Commerce. The procedures of the application for Certificate of Origin could be found in Prakas No. 112 MOC/SM 2013 on Revision of Certificate of Origin Issuance Procedures.
4. Fee of Applying for C/O
Generally, the companies that apply for C/O need to pay for Export Management Fee (EMF), Public Service and Administrative Fee. The payment is illustrated as below:
For garment products under 2,000 PCS or Footwear under 200 PRS:
EMF is varied according to the products and exception for export of products at the value under 6,000 Euro for European countries and under 800 USD for other countries.
5. Schedule to Launch the Automation System
Ministry of Commerce establishes the automation system to facilitate the business of the private sector. One of the main components of Automation System is the online application of C/O. The C/O Application Online is on the trial from June 15, 2014 for the companies that do registration in this experiment project. The full automation system of C/O is expected to be carried out in early second semester of 2015. We strongly encourage all exporting companies to register to use this automation system.
6. Contact Information
Officials in charge of registration of using C/O application online:
|Mr. SY Batith
|Mr. Sok Vanthol
|Mr. KUN Dirang
|Mr. SVAY Sophal
For suggestion or complaint related to problems of applying C/O Online:
|Mr. HO Sivyong
||Director of Export-Import
|H.E. SOK Sopheak
||General Director of Trade Service