Question: We are going to import led from China. Our manufacturer said that they could ask for Form E, however another Chinese company is named in box of C/O Form E. So could you let us know if this C/O Form E is valid?
We are looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you!
Your case is very popular when we work with Chinese company.
In some cases, small Chinese companies have no function export and they can’t ask for C/O Form E (only Form E in China) by themselve and they hire another company to do this task who is named in box 1 of Form E and manufacturer’name in box 7 of Form E.
Current regulations on this problem are as follows:
According to Article 3 in the Official Dispatch No. 113 / XNK-XXHH dated March 4, 2014: “The person’s name in the box 1: The contries agree that authorized person ask for C/O who is not showed as the munufacturer’s name in box 1 of C/O Form E. The exporter’s name in box 1 have to match to the name in commercial invoice, except for the third party invoicing.” According to the Official Letter No. 5467 / TCHQ-GSQL dated September 16, 2016 of the General Department of Customs, the problem of writing the authorizing information on C/O form E: “The person’s name in the box 1 of the C/O form E is the exporter and also the issuer’s name of the invoice, except the invoice is issued by a third party ”
Thus, if the name in box 1 is not exporter, you have to be marked box “Third party invoicing”.
However, accroding to current regulation of China (with our experiens during the past time): Chinese authorities only marked “Third party invoicing” when the exporter is not a Chinese company.
Therefore, in your case, this C/O will be rejected by Vietnam Customs.
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HP Global Company Limited
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