While the last adoption date was added under «status» for all states, the text of the document and the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs do not specify the date on which each state signed this instrument. The process between checking in and receiving PCO would typically take less than a month. For more information, click here. Appendix 5: Appendix 9: Specific Obligations for Transfers of Individuals Appendix 4: Appendix 8: List of Contracting Parties for Article 50.3, paragraph 3: Appendix 7: List of exemptions for the most favoured nation of treatment Appendix 2: Appendix 6: List of specific obligations The Port of Singapore is the agency authorized in Singapore for the application of the preferential certificate of origin (PCO). The three general literature processes for the use of ESFs are listed below. Japan`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was consulted on 14/06/2019.