Manmade and Technical Textiles Export Promotion Council (MATEXIL)

Request for Inputs on India – Oman CEPA Value Addition Criteria

Ref: MR/CIR/ 2023-23/0079                                                                                                            Date: 20 December 2023 

To: Members of the Council 

Dear Sir/ Madam, 

Sub: Request for Inputs on India – Oman CEPA Value Addition Criteria  

As you are aware, India is negotiating with Oman for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Negotiation Round 2 has already been completed in last week.   

Negotiations are also going on for finalising suitable Product Specific Rules of Origin under the proposed India – Oman CEPA. Department has recommended to retain the same Product Specific Rules of Origin of India-UEA CEPA which is CTSH + VA 40% in case of India-Oman CEPA also.  However, for Manmade Fibre textiles covered under chapter 54 and some headings of chapter 55 (5509-5516) Oman is asking for a lower value addition criterion which is CTSH + VA 20%.  

In this regard, Department of Commerce is holding an online meeting tomorrow at 3.30 pm. and requesting the Council to provide our inputs/ views.  

Members of the Council are requested to provide their valuable inputs as sought by the DoC on the lines of chapter 54 and 55 through email to the Council before 2 pm tomorrow 21/12/2023 to help us send a consolidated reply to the DoC as solicited. Inputs maybe emailed to marking CC to Further, members who are interested to attend the online meeting tomorrow may inform us in the reply email to receive the online meeting link.    


Thanking You 


A Ravi Kumar
Executive Director