A Free Sale and Commerce Certificate is a certificate provide for export of any other item which is not prescribed or prohibited for export to authenticate that the product is freely traded in the country but without any indication that the product is evaluated for safety and benefit and is registered for use in the country.
A free sale certificate is a document required in a certain country for certain material such as Medical Devices, food items, cosmetics, and biological products. This certificate is also known as Certificate of Export or Certificate to Foreign Governments, and it is issued by the national regulatory authority of the country from which the product is being exported. Free sale certificate certifying that the products listed in the certificates are typically and freely sold and put to use in their country of origin and are accepted for export. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India issues the certificate as a guarantee that the products specified on the certificate are freely made and marketed in the exporting country's open marketplaces.
Application for Free Sale and Commerce Certificate
The Free Sale and business Certificates are provided for the export of Medical Devices/machines not covered under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act. According to the Foreign Trade Policy of India, the Regional Authority (RA) of DGFT provided a Free Sale and business certificate to the exporter. There has been a delay in declaration of free sale and business certificates. As a trade simplification measure, the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has notified the clarification regarding the processing of an application for free sale and business certificates. According to this trade notice, exporters should send their applications for the Free Sale and Business Certificate to the concerned Regional Authority (RA) of the DGFT's official email address.
Key Highlights Point of Notifications:
- The Trade and Industry need to send the request to get the free sale and business Certificates to the official email ID of the concerned Regional Authority (RA).
- The application to be made as per the prescribed format of ANF 2H and the fee payment needs to be done through the DGFT Miscellaneous Payment System (e-MPS system).
Responsibility of Regional Authority of DGFT
The regional power needs to take awareness of the applications for free sale and business certificates received in the official email id and provide the certificate through the mail, and insufficiency letters also need to be sent through email.
The Regional Authorities seek to process a soft copy of the application without asking for the hard copy of the application.
The business certificate is a document that recognizes the origin of products being exported and is provided by a DGFT, Government of India. This document is required for procedure authorization in the buyer’s country to regulate duty rates and find out the origin of the goods.
Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) for Medical Device Exports
Many Ministries of Health and other controllers around the world require foreign manufacturers to provide a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) showing that their products are approved for sale in Europe. In these markets, your CFS must be handed over to power as part of your filing process. Emergo has obtained CFS documents for many clients seeking medical device filling in Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American markets, and can procure a CFS on your behalf for your medical device.
A Certificate of Free Sale is a document that suggests a particular product is marketed in the United States or is permitted for export, and that the particular manufacturer has no pending implementation actions pending before or taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Getting a Certificate of Free Sale
A Certificate of Free Sale, sometimes called a “Certificate for Export” or “Certificate to Foreign Governments,” is evidence that goods, such as food items, cosmetics, biologics, or medical devices, are legally sold or administered in the open market, freely without limitation, and accepted by the officially command in the country of origin (United States).