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Procedure NameRegistration as an Exporter under the GSP, GSTP, SAPTA, SAFTA, ISFTA, PSFTA and APTA for Certificates Of Origin (CoO)



Responsible Agency       

Department of Commerce

Address: No: 21, “Rakshana Mandiraya”, 04th Floor, Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02

Phone: +94-11 2 329 733/ +94 112 346 114/ +94 112 327 191/ +94 112 325 524


Processing time

Upon receiving the required documets


One time payment of Rs.10 000


Required Documents


Type of documents



Dully completed Application



Business Registration Certificate

The original and a copy


A Certified copy of VAT Registration

The original and a copy


EDB Registration Certficate (if registered)

The original and a copy


Process Steps

Step 1

Submission of the application with required documents

Step 2

Check the application by Commercial Research Division, whether the application is in order

Step 3

Checked by a Deputy Director/Assistant Director to ascertain the eligibility of the product and recommend the registration.

Step 4

Approval by the Head of the Division

Step 5

Complete the one time payment of Rs. 10 000 for registration

Step 6

Issuance of the registration number to the exporter











The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Every exporter should get registered in the Department of Commerce in order to obtain Certificates of origin which are needed to claim the concession in Free Trade Agreements.17-05-201818-07-2018Department of CommerceThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Registration as an exporter under the GSP, GSTP, SAPTA, SAFTA, ISFTA, PSFTA and APTA for Certificates Of Origin (CoO)Registration RequirementDepartment of CommerceAll the exporters who apply for Certificates of Origin (CoO) should have the registration number issued by the Department of Commerce.The exporters/ companies which do not have registered will not be issued Certificates of Origin (CoO)Industrial Promotion Act, No. 46 of 1990 31-12-9999Good