Self Certificate Information
History of Self Certificate Pilot Project In Brunei Darussalam|
- Implementing Agreement: The MOU between Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore on the Pilot Project for the Implementation of a Regional Self-Certification System (signed 30 August 2010 in Da Nang, Viet Nam).
- Entry into force: 1 November 2010, upon deposit of instruments of ratification or letters of acceptance by all Participating Member States with the ASEAN Sec-Gen.
- The Participating Member States of the 1st Self-Certification Pilot Project are Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
- The company must be already exporting Brunei originating products to Malaysia or Singapore, or is expected to export goods within the foreseeable future.
- The company must have a good track record (e.g. trust-worthiness) and may already be applying to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (as the issuing authority) for Certificate of Origin under the ATIGA / CEPT-AFTA.
- The company must agree to share information on self-certified exports with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, aimed at analysis of utilisation of the self-certification project.
- This Application Form was used for interested companies.
- Successful applicants were informed by letter of their successful application, which also stated their unique Certified Exporter Registration Number, as well as the conditions that successful applicants had to adhere to (i.e. keeping of accounts, records, inspection of factories/premises, etc.)
Administrative Procedures at the level of Receiving Authority|
Administrative Procedures at the level of Issuing Authority
Verification process by the receiving authority|
- Minimal change to the verification process by the receiving authority.
- Upon receipt of goods from a Certified Exporter, the Certified Exporter Registration Number is checked against the list of certified exporters received from either Singapore or Malaysia.
- Once verified as a Certified Exporter, normal checks are carried out as relevant to assessing and determining the origin of the goods.
- Goods are inspected (at random) and released.
- In the cases of ambiguity, a Post-Clearance Audit can take place as needed, with the cooperation of the Customs Authorities of the exporting countries.