What is Export Inspection Agency? How to Get Certificates of Origin?

Posted by Ananya Nair on February 7th, 2020

Export Inspection Agency provides a certificate of inspection, confirming that the consignment has been as required inspected under the Quality Control or Export and Inspection Act, 1963. Export Inspection Agency is regulated by the EIC (Export Inspection Council). Under the export development council, there are approximately 40 sub-offices which are actively involved in quality control, certification and shipment inspection with several workrooms countrywide. These agencies are engaged in consignment-wise inspection, in-process quality control and self-certification scheme. All the certification and inspection activities are taken out by the export inspection agency following both a systematic approach and a consignment-wise inspection to combine (IPQC) In-process Quality Control, Food Safety Management Systems and Self-Certification based Certification (PSMSC). There are two different kinds of certificates of origin in India- 1st that is assigned by the chamber of commerce and 2nd origin is announced by the Export Inspection Agency. Some countries importing customs insists both of them verify the country of origin of goods. The Export Inspection Council helps manufacturer exporters to achieve best quality management system to provide a consistent quality product to match the buyer’s specification to get the buyer confidence. For instance, if you want to export a steel coil from India, you need to obtain an export inspection made and thus, need to acquire a certificate of inspection.

Services by Export Inspection Agency

Identification of Inspection Agencies as per ISO 17025, and workrooms as per ISO 17020, and using them for testing and export inspection, Export Inspection Agency is supported by qualified manpower of technical, having nearly forty years’ experience of inspection and quality control of reported properties including their testing according to the international standards or the foreign specifications of buyers.

Generalized System of Preference (GSP)

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a certificate of origin which is provided by the Export Inspection Agency. The offices of Export Inspection agency has available in all major cities in India to help exporters in managing best quality to meet with all the specification and buyer's requirements to have best quality management system for exporters.

Export Inspection council provides services both directly or by the Export Promotion Council in the regions of Export Inspection Agency Recruitment The recruitment for “Laboratory Attendant”, “Technical Officer” and “Assistant Director-Technical” is approved by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on various dates.

Export Inspection Agencies

There are many inspection agencies according to a specified product like Bauxite, Iron Ore, Chrome ore and Manganese Ore etc. You can find comprehensive details of these agencies with name and contact details by visiting this link: Agencies.

Export Inspection Agency Registration

There is a process online for registration in Export inspection agency. In the process of online, a person can be registered after following some terms and conditions. You can discover it by visiting: Registration After entire registration you will be able to direct login for Export Inspection Agency.


By Certificates of Origin, concessions of a tariff are extended to goods originating in particular countries. EIC/EIAs proceeded to issue Certificates of Origin under different schemes of the preferential tariff. EIC/EIAs are issued preferential certifications of origin under the following 15 schemes.

  1. Global System of Trade Preferences
  2. Generalized System of Preferences
  3. Asia Pacific Trade Agreement
  4. FTA between India and Sri Lanka
  5. SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement
  6. India Afghanistan FTA
  7. India Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
  8. India Thailand FTA
  9. PTA with Chile
  10. ASEAN India FTA
  11. South Asian Free Trade Area
  12. India MERCOSUR PTA
  13. India Japan CEPA
  14. India Korea CEPA
  15. India Malaysia CECA

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