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Preferential Certificate of Origin

The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has been authorised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to be the sole distributor of the Preferential Certificates of Origin (PCO).The PCOs are used to apply for preferential tariff reduction for products offered under the Free Trade Agreements between Malaysia and partner countries, provided the rules of origin are fulfilled. Cover page of Preferential C.O
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Types of PCO Available

Certificate of Origin Regional/Bilateral Free Trade Agreements/ Other Agreements  
Form A Generalised System of Preference (GSP)
  • Trade document used to obtain reduced or duty free tariffs on eligible products exported by the preference receiving countries to markets of the preference giving countries on the general rates of duty normally applicable.
  • Preference giving countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, Russian Federation, Turkey, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuana, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Form A
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Form D ASEAN Trade in Goods and Agreement (ATIGA)
  • Effective in 1993
Form D
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Form E ASEAN China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA)
  • Early harvest – January 1, 2004
  • Fully implemented – July 1, 2005
Form E
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Form AK ASEAN Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA)
  • Entered into force on June 1, 2007
Form AK
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Form AJ ASEAN Japan Free Trade Agreement (AJFTA)
  • Entered into force on February 1, 2009
Form AJ
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Form AI ASEAN India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA)
  • Entered into force on January 1, 2010
Form AI
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Form AANZ ASEAN Australia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)
  • Entered into force in January 1, 2010
Form AANZ
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Form MPCEPA Malaysia Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA)
  • Early harvest – October 1, 2005
  • Fully implemented – January 1, 2008
Form MPCEPA
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Form MJEPA Malaysia Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (MJEPA)
  • Entered into force on July 13, 2006
Form MJEPA
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Form MNZ Malaysia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA)
  • Entered into force on August 1, 2010
Form MNZ
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Form MICECA Malaysia India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (MICECA)
  • Entered into force on July 1, 2011
Form MICECA
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 Form MCFTA Malaysia Chile Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA)

  • Entered into force on February 25, 2012

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Form MAFTA Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA)

  • Entered into force on January 1, 2013
 
 
Regional/ Bilateral FTAs Wholly Obtained (WO/X)/Produced
Entirely (PE)
Regional Value Content
(RVC) 40%/Qualifying
ValueContent
(QVC) 40%
Change in Tariff Heading (CTH) Back-to-back Third Party Invoicing
ATIGA
ACFTA -
AKFTA
AJCEP
AANZFTA
AIFTA 35% + CTSH 35% + CTSH
MPCEPA - -
MJEPA -
MNZFTA - -
MICECA 35% + CTSH 35% + CTSH -
MCFTA  √  √  √
 

Procedures to Export using Preferential Certificates of Origin

  • Establish tariff classification of product.
  • Check if the product is included in the tariff reduction and elimination schedule.
  • 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.
  • Other functions of e-PCO include:                       
  • 1. Online approval by MITI
    2. Online enquiries of application status

Which Authority Endorses the Preferential Certificates of Origin?

The certifying authority for all the preferential certificates of origin is the Trade Cooperation and Industry Coordination Section of MITI. The services are also available at MITI branch offices in Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Perak, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
Trade Cooperation and Industry Coordination Section
Ground Floor, (Service Counter),
Block 10, Government Offices Complex
Jalan Duta, 50622 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-80008000
Fax: 03-62012337
E-mail: webmiti@miti.gov.my

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