Advance Origin Ruling

Advance Origin Ruling” provides the opportunity to Exporters / Manufacturers to make a request for ruling to the MRA Customs Department on eligibility of a good to acquire originating status in advance of import / export. Advance Origin Ruling allows traders to secure market access by providing official written decision, prior to an export transaction, for a specified period

How to apply for advance origin ruling?

  1. The applicant, who can be an importer, exporter, producer, or their representative, may apply to the MRA Customs Department for an advance origin ruling by filling in the form (MRA/CUS/ ASS/ORI/ FORM2)  which can be downloaded from the MRA website - Click here.

  2. The application shall be accompanied with supporting documents giving the full description of the goods, the production process, their composition, the country from which the goods are imported, the country in which the goods are manufactured, a certificate of costing, together with all materials relevant to the goods such as any sample (if practical), copies of technical literature (brochures, catalogues, photographs) and any other documents that may assist the MRA Customs in determining the correct origin of the goods.

  3. Three copies of the application form and the supporting materials shall be submitted at the Counter of the Origin Unit, Custom House, Mer Rouge, Port Louis.

  4. A fee of Rs 500 per application shall be payable at the MRA Customs Cashier counter at the time of submission of the documents for advance origin ruling.

  5. Origin Ruling shall be given within 150 days of the date of receipt of the application as per Section 19B of the Customs Act 1988.

  6. The Ruling given by the Director General, MRA shall be posted on the MRA website and be binding for a period of 3 years from the date of its issue.

  7. Any request for assistance can be directed to the MRA Customs Department - Origin Unit on 202 0500 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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