Expiration of the transitional period for the recognition of hand-signed certificates of inspection (COI).

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Use of the qualified electronic seal

The extended transitional period for the use of handwritten certificates of inspection (COI) ends on 30.11.2022. As of 1.12.2022, all certificates of inspection (COI) must be signed by means of an electronic seal (eSeal) by the inspection body/inspection authority in the respective third country in accordance with Article 11 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2306/2021.

Please note that Delegated Regulation (EU) 2306/2021 does not provide for any exemptions from this obligation.

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