Generalized System of Preferences Certificate of Origin(GSP FORM A)

Definition: Generalized System of Preferences Certificate of Origin or FORM A / GSP FORM A is a preferential Certificate of Origin signed on the basis of a kind of tariff preference systems —Generalized System of Preferences that provided by developed countries to developing countries. The certificate applies A form with yellow color and is usually called FORM A or GSP FORM A for short in the foreign trading.

Current favoring countries providing the tariff preference system are France, British, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greek, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech, Slovakia, Malta, Switzerland, Norway, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkey, United States and Bulgaria.

To make sure the products made in benefit countries get preferences of GSP, the products must be originated from benefit countries (Principle of Origin), delivered directly from benefit countries to favoring countries (Principle of Direct Delivery) and provide the FORM A certificate when clearing customs in favoring countries.

The FORM A is signed and issued by Entry-Exist Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in China with charges of 40 to 80 yuan each.

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13 Responses to “Generalized System of Preferences Certificate of Origin(GSP FORM A)”

  1. BILLY says:

    BONJOUR,JE SOUHAITE ACHETER UN JEU DE 50 CERTIFICATS D’ORIGINE,COMMENT PUIS JE PROCEDER?

    • Xixi says:

      Bonjour,

      I don’t speak French, did a google translation, you want to buy 50 certificate of origin?

      This certificate are not for sale, Billy.

      Only when you imported products from China, or when the chinese suppliers export the products, then they can apply for certificate of origin, one certificate per each export.

      Regards,
      Steven
      China Import Magazine

  2. ana jovanovic says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are company from Austria.
    We imported 40 mt of the butter from China to Rijeka port-croatia and those goods are waiting to be custom cleared. As someone who did this import from China for the first time, I did not know
    about Certificate of Origin form A. That means that I can import the goods per duty tariff 4,2%.
    Now, I insist on my sellers in China to send us Certificate in order to be customs cleared.
    How long do I have to wait for it?
    What they need of the documents to give in order to get Certificate?
    What can I do now when the goods are waiting for two weeks to be customs cleared? How else can I get preferential tariff?

    THANK YOU A LOT FOR YOUR RESPONSE

    • Xixi says:

      Dear Ana,

      Normally it takes a day or two to issue the Form A.

      Normally you have 7 days or so period time of free storage at port(please check with the shipping agent), after that, they will charge you a fee.

      Best regards,
      Steven
      Chinaimportexport.org

      • Sikandar Syed says:

        Dear Steven,

        Can you please advise what is the time limit to apply this form after dispatch of shipment from Seaport/Airport e.g. 3 days, a week, a month or else.

        Regards,

        Sikandar

        • Xixi says:

          Dear Sikandar,

          Better within 7 days after shipments, actually you can apply for the CO/FA before shipment but after customs clearance.

          You can still apply for CO/FA after 7 days, they will use a square seal and mark “ISSUED RETROSPECTIVELY” on your document, which doesn’t affect the effectiveness of the CO/FA.

          Hope this helps.

          Regards,
          Steven
          Chinaimportexport.org

  3. Latalie says:

    Dear Sir,

    We will have a goods shipped from China to USA. Please confirm which certificate (C.O. or Form A) should we apply?

    Latalie

    • Xixi says:

      Hi Latalie,

      It has to be CO.

      Form A is used for most EU countries, when importing from China.

      Regards,
      Steven
      Chinaimportexport.org

  4. ravi says:

    by mistake if importer not get gsp (form A) from export company in that condition how the importer co. clear goods from custom please help us out.
    Rgds,
    RGwale
    9926114042

    • Xixi says:

      Dear Ravi,

      Even if the products have been shipped, the supplier can still apply for Form A.
      So I think you should ask supplier to apply for the Form A.

      Best regards,
      Chinaimportexport team

  5. Olia says:

    Hello

    Is it possible to get the CO not for the certain cargo, but for the product itself ??
    is it ok to ask for the CO after several month after shipping ??
    can the CO be issued secon time ??

    • Xixi says:

      Dear Olia,

      CO is for each export, not generally for a product.
      It is okay to apply for CO after it is shipped.
      You can apply for CO again if it is lost.

      Regards,
      Steven
      Chinaimportexport.org

  6. Carl says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are shipping our goods (IT) from Germany to Uzbekistan. The COO of the goods is China.
    We need the certificate form A for the customs clearance.
    Could you help us with the certificate form A?
    Thank you in advance for your answer.

    Best regards,

    Carl.

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