On April 08, 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issues the Circular No. 08/2020/TT-BCT on providing the rules of origin under the Vietnam – Cuba Trade Agreement.
Accordingly, a Certificate of origin (C/O) shall be granted within 03 days from the date of exporting and shall be valid for 01 year from the date of issue. A Certificate of origin shall be invalid if the declared information is not sufficient and valid. A Certificate of origin must bear the signature, name and stamp of the competent agency. A Certificate of origin shall not be granted before the issuing date of the commercial invoices and may be granted in the same date with the issuing date of the commercial invoices.
The granted C/O is not allowed to erase or write additional content. Any error should be crossed out and add necessary information. Such a change must be approved by a person competent to sign in the C/O and certified by the agencies and organizations granting C/Os. In case of issuance of the new C/O replacing the original C/O, the new C/O must have the reference number and issuing date of the original C/O and clearly state: “replaces C/O No. …. date of issue….”. The new C/O shall be valid from the issuing date of the original C/O.
This Circular takes effect on May 25, 2020.