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Application in Cambodia

By:Cambodian Customs Website   Update:2016-05-27

1. Introduction

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: 
Non-Preferential 
Preferential

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:
C/O Admin EMF Service
Form N 30 USD EMF 8 USD
Form A 50 USD EMF 8 USD
Other Form 50 USD EMF 8 USD
 
For garment products under 2,000 PCS or Footwear under 200 PRS:

C/O Admin EMF Service
FormN 10 USD EMF 8 USD
Form A 15 USD EMF 8 USD
Other Form 15 USD EMF 8 USD
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:
Contact Person Mobile Email
Mr. SY Batith 012-948-484 batithsy@yahoo.com
Mr. Sok Vanthol 012-595-616 vanthol@gmail.com
Mr. KUN Dirang 017-880-103 dirangkun@hotmail.com
Mr. SVAY Sophal 088-705-5535 sophal.svay@yahoo.com
Mr. BIN Chamreunsathya 097-622-2206 sathyamoc@qmail.com
 
For suggestion or complaint related to problems of applying C/O Online:
 

Contact Person Position Mobile
Mr. HO Sivyong Director of Export-Import 012-838-909
H.E. SOK Sopheak General Director of Trade Service 012-992-035
H.E. SUY San Director of Cabinet of Minister 012-868-358

Certificate of Origin Verification

GDCE is receiving authority, so GDCE check C/O based on Operational Certification Procedures (OCP) Annex 8 of ATIGA)
Presentation of Certificate of Origin (C/O)
Customs Declaration (SAD)
Certificate of Origin
Supporting documents including : Invoice, Packing List, Bill of Lading/Air waybill
and other documents required by laws and regulation
In Case when C/O is rejected
Mark and comment on box 4 and return
Not exceeding 60 days
Need clarification from issuing authority
Goods release by MFN rate
Form of C/O
C/O must be ISO A4 size white paper
C/O comprise one (1) original, two (2) carbon copies (duplicate and triplicate)
Original copy is forwarded to customs authority, duplicate retained by issuing authority, triplicate retained by exporter.
Examination of Application for C/O
C/O are duly completed and singed by authority
Origin of product is conformity with the provision of chapter 3 of the Agreement
Other statement of CO correspond to supporting documents