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Guidelines to apply for Preferential Certificate of Origin


The purpose of the guidelines is to explain the conditions and procedures that need to be complied by the manufacturers/ exporters for endorsement of Certificate of Origin under respective schemes.


Introduction to Electronic Preferential Certificates of Origin (ePCO)

ePCO is a web-based Preferential Certificate of Origin application and approval system. Manufacturers / Exporters who need certification of the country of origin for a particular product can use ePCO to apply in the form of an official online document the Preferential Certificate of Origin.


Schemes Available Under ePCO

The respective schemes are as followings:

  • ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)

  • Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

  • ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)

  • ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA)  

  • ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA)

  • ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA)

  • ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP)

  • Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA)

  • Malaysia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA)

  • Malaysia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA)

  • Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA)

  • Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (MJEPA)

  • Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (MICECA)


Procedures of Online Application of Preferential Certificate of Origin

  1. Establish tariff classification or Harmonized System (HS) code of product.
    (Note: HS code for every product or raw materials used can be purchased by referring to Division of Classification, Royal Customs of Malaysia)

  2. Check if the product is included in the tariff reduction and elimination schedule.

  3. Comply with Rules of Origin by submitting application of cost analysis (CA) and preferential certificate of origin (PCO) through the Electronic Preferential Certificate of Origin (e-PCO) system.
    (Note: Supporting documents are required upon CA and PCO applications)

  4. Print out PCO on specific Certificate of Origin (CO) forms in accordance with respective schemes. The CO forms can be purchased from the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).

  5. Obtain CO endorsement from MITI.


Which Authority Endorses the Preferential Certificates of Origin?

The certifying authority for all the Preferential Certificates of Origin is the Trade and Industry Cooperation Section of MITI.
The approval and CO endorsement services are also available at MITI branch offices in Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Perak, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.


General Overview of Online Application of Certificate of Origin (ePCO)


Last Updated 2016-12-16 08:21:12 by Azuna Hasbullah atau Abd Rahman

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