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Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - Georgia (CO(Georgia))

Goods of Hong Kong origin for exportation to Georgia are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the Hong Kong, China - Georgia Free Trade Agreement (HKCGFTA). For the purpose of claiming preferential tariff treatment, the importer of the goods concerned should possess a valid Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - Georgia (CO(Georgia)) issued by the Trade and Industry Department (TID) or one of the Government Approved Certification Organizations (GACOs)1.

  • Certificate of Origin (CO) Circulars:
    Please refer to CO Circular No. 1/2019 for the rules of origin requirements under the HKCGFTA and CO Circular No. 2/2019 for requirements relating to the application of CO(Georgia).
Circular No. Date of Issue Subject
2/2019 22.01.2019 Hong Kong, China - Georgia Free Trade Agreement (HKCGFTA)
Certificate of Hong Kong Origin - Georgia (CO(Georgia))
1/2019 22.01.2019 Hong Kong, China - Georgia Free Trade Agreement (HKCGFTA)
Exporting Goods Originating in Hong Kong to Georgia
  • Notes for Traders Lodging CO(Georgia) Applications:
    Traders are advised to read the "Notes for Traders Lodging CO(Georgia) Applications" to facilitate their CO(Georgia) application.
  • Specimen of CO(Georgia)
  • Electronic Service for CO(Georgia):
    All CO(Georgia) applications have to be lodged through electronic trade document submission services. Traders may register with the relevant Certificate of Origin Service Providers appointed by the Government in order to use the electronic trade document submission services. Traders who are not registered with the Service Providers may make use of their designated Service Centres for lodging of CO(Georgia) applications.
  • Chapter 3 (Rules of Origin) of the HKCGFTA:
    For details concerning the rules of origin, document requirements, record keeping requirements and other relevant issues for exporting goods originating in Hong Kong to Georgia under the HKCGFTA, please also refer to:
  • Proforma Cost Statement:
    Traders applying for CO(Georgia) to cover goods subject to rules of origin involving Regional Value Content (RVC) under the HKCGFTA are required to provide a Proforma Cost Statement detailing the RVC calculation for each type of goods in support of the Factory Registration application or amendment. The form can be submitted to TID electronically, by post, by fax or in person.

1 The GACOs are the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; the Federation of Hong Kong Industries; the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong; the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong.