Registered Exporter (REX) System
The Registered Exporter system (the REX system) is the system of certification of origin of goods that applies in the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) of the European Union since 1st January 2017. It is based on a principle of self-certification by exporters who will make out themselves so-called statements on origin. To be entitled to make out a statement of origin, an exporter needs to be registered in the REX system and to have a valid registration.
What's a REX Number?
The REX system in export has a pre-application part known as the AREX form. You can fill in your details in this form and take a printout. It has to be signed by the applicant and submitted to the Local User. The Local User cross-verifies the applicant’s information using the IEC and exporter profile. After which you can find your Registered Exporter System (REX) registration number as part of the registration process, a 20-digit REX number is assigned to each applicant, which begins with INREX and includes the exporter’s IEC, the alphabetical code of the Local Administrator, and numeric code for the Local User.
Benefit to the importer (importer outside India)
The importers import goods from an exporter holding the rex registration and are exempted from customs duty on the import of certain goods. This helps in alleviating the costs incurred by such importers.
Benefit to the exporter (Indian exporter)
The REX registration number will be allotted to the exporters once the registration is completed. After receiving the REX number, the exporter would be in a position to issue the “statement of origin” on his own. He does not have to subsequently go to any of the agencies for issuance of a certificate of origin.