Source: China Integrated
The General Administration of Customs (“GAC”) has issued the Announcement  No. 49, clarifying that it will adjust the certificate of origin form under the China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The Announcement shall take effect on September 1, 2021.
The Announcement states that, pursuant to relevant provisions of the Free Trade Agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Swiss Confederation and the resolution of the joint committee, the maximum number of items declared on the certificate of origin for imported and exported goods under the FTA will be increased from 20 to 50, and the certificate form shall be implemented in accordance with the annex. The Form of Certificate of Origin (China) under the China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement attached to the Announcement provides a reference for the Chinese template of the certificate of origin, covering 15 items of information such as exporter, consignee, transport details, item number, marks and numbers, and also reminds that the description of goods must conform to the commercial practice.
The increase from 20 to 50 of the maximum number of items declared on the certificate of origin for imported and exported goods facilitates the import and export business of enterprises and is also conducive to bilateral trade.