Containers and packaging materials used exclusively for the transport of a product shall not be taken into account in determining the origin of a product in accordance with General Rule 5 (b) of the Harmonized System. The origin verification and control procedures provided for in those provisions may also apply to products already open for own consumption. ExportInspection Council (EIC) is an agency authorized to print white certificates. The competent authorities of the exporting Party shall provide the information and documents requested in accordance with points (a) and (d) of Article 23 within thirty (thirty) days of receipt of the request. This free trade agreement exists between India and Sri Lanka, which offers tariff concessions to the governments of both countries. The Export Inspection Board shall be the only authority that may issue the certificate of origin under this Agreement. The competent authorities of the exporting Party shall provide the information requested in accordance with Article 17 within thirty (thirty) days of the date of receipt of the request. This period may, in duly justified cases, be extended by mutual consultation for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days. If such information is satisfactory, the said authorities shall exempt the importer from the security referred to in Article 17 within thirty (30) days or shall immediately reimburse the customs duty paid in excess, in accordance with the domestic law of the Contracting Parties. The certificate of origin of the goods may be provided by the exporter, importer or manufacturer of the goods.
If someone other than the producer (for example. B the exporter) issues the certificate, it must be based on one of the following indications: exporters who require a non-preferential certificate of origin may rely on the manual of procedures by any body listed in Annex 4C. I with the following documents: The Chilean importer is responsible for receiving preferential treatment for a given lot at the time of customs clearance of the goods. Responsibility for the validity of the claim rests with the importer. The body concerned would ensure that products of Indian origin comply with the general principles of the rules of origin before issuing a non-preferential certificate of origin. The certificate would be issued in the format set out in Annex II to Appendix 4C to the Procedure Manual. . . .