DGCE Circular Letter No. SE-02BC/2020

Guidelines for Review on Importation of Goods Derived from China using the ASEAN-CHINA Free Trade Area (ACFTA) as an Impact of Corona Virus Epidemic (Covid-19)

The Corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak was declared by World Health Organization (WHO) to be an extraordinary occurrence, which creates obstacles to application of the ACFTA preferential tariff due to late submission of the certificate of origin (Surat Keterangan Asal / “SKA”) Form E which is caused by the suspension of flights from China and administrative constraints in the process of submission of SKA Form E.

In order to maintain the continuous flow of goods derived from China, the Director General of Customs and Excise (“DGCE”) together with related Ministry/institutions has agreed to grant relaxation for the delivery of original Certificates of Origin (SKA) Form E, through the issuance of DGCE Circular Letter No. SE-02BC/2020.

The submission of original SKA Form E is granted leeway by allowing the use of a copy or scan of SKA Form E to claim preferential tariff for SKA issued starting 30 January 2020.

There are several requirements to obtain preference tariff for the flexibility to submit original sheet of SKA Form E.

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