18 Feb 2019
In 2017, the phasing out of the Form-A and replacing it with the REX system, started. This is a self-certification program for registered exporters.
Since last January, 22 additional developing countries have switched to this system.
It concerns the following countries:
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Kyrgyz Republic
Because of the implementation of this new electronic system, the Form-A certificate and possible Certificate of Origin will no longer be required. Instead of these certificates the exporter will be required to registered with the appropriate authority in the concerned country.
The status of “registered exporter” will be given and the exporter will be able to issue their own statement regarding the origin of the commodity (normally found on the commercial invoice). He will get a REX-number and this number will have to be mentioned on the statement.
The statement will replace the function of the Form-A. The REX-system will be implemented gradually and so the Form-A will disappear in June 2020.