Cambodia: Two more provinces allowed to issue certificates of origin
The commerce departments in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces can now issue the ‘D form’ of the certificate of origin, a move that saves exporters of agricultural goods time and money.
Starting today, Prey Veng and Svay Rieng are the latest provinces to join the programme, which started in 2017 and already includes nine other provinces – Ratanakkiri, Tboung Khmum, Pailin, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Kratie, Stung Treng, and Mondulkiri.
Companies in these provinces interested in obtaining a CO to ship agricultural goods abroad can now apply for the D form directly in their provincial commerce department, saving them a trip to the capital to visit the Ministry of Commerce.
“The Ministry of Commerce will continue to delegate the issuance of the D form for agricultural goods exports to the commerce departments of all provinces,” the ministry said in a statement last week.
Asean countries buying agricultural goods from Cambodia require a certificate of origin.
According to the ministry, applying for the D form at a provincial commerce department takes 16 hours, compared to 10 days to two weeks if the application is made at the Ministry of Commerce in Phnom Penh.