EU GSP Scheme of Self Certification
- The European Union (EU) has amended its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Scheme by introducing the concept of self-certification from 1.1.2017 onwards. However, there is grace period of 1 year i.e. until 31.12.2017 for exporters to use the existing 3rd party certification from the agencies authorised to issue the GSP certificates. However, from 1.1.2018 onwards, all Indian exporters exporting to the EU under the GSP would need to type out the “statement on origin” on a commercial document in order to avail of the GSP tariff benefits.
- The office of the DGFT has taken out Public Notice 51 dated 30.12.2016 which provides the details of the implementation of the EU GSP self-certification scheme in India.
- The Department of Commerce has also taken out a Concept Note in order to provide clarity to exporters on the implementation of the EU GSP self-certification scheme. The stakeholders are requested to revert for any clarifications on the following email IDs: