Application for Preferential Certificate of Origin

How to apply for a Preferential Certificate of Origin?

  1. Exporters / Manufacturers should be registered at the MRA Customs Department - Origin Unit, for products that they wish to export under preferential trade agreements.

  2. Exporters / Manufacturers wishing to apply for a certificate of origin may download the form (MRA/CUS/ASS/ORI/FORM 1) – Click here.

  3. The duly filled registration form shall be submitted to the Origin Unit through dedicated e-mail at : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submitted to MRA Customs Registry, Ground Floor, Custom House, Mer Rouge, Port Louis.

  4. The MRA Customs Department - Origin Unit shall contact the Exporter / Manufacturer for an appointment in order to carry out site visit at the factory/office premises, to confirm registration details and compliance with rules of origin of the relevant trade agreements.

  5. Once registration has been approved at the Origin Unit based on results of site visits and registration details, an application for a Certificate of Origin along with attachment of scanned supporting documents shall be submitted electronically by the Exporter / Declarant to MRA Customs Department for processing. The supporting documents may include an export invoice, evidences of raw materials used, a certificate of costing (where applicable), and any other document that may be required for justification of originating status of the exported goods.

  6. Upon compliance with the rules of origin and approval obtained, a Certificate of Origin shall then be issued electronically by MRA Customs Department- Origin Unit. The authorized representative shall then proceed to the MRA Customs Origin Counter, Custom House, Mer Rouge, Port Louis, for collection of the Certificate of Origin against formal acknowledgement.

  7. Exporters / Manufacturers may contact the Origin Unit on 202 0500 or send an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information on eligibility to preferential entry.

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