Goods Trade General EU UK Agreement

TITLE I: TRADE IN GOODS Chapter 1: National treatment and market access for goods (including trade remedies) Article GOODS. 1: Objective The objective of this Chapter is to facilitate trade in goods between the Parties and to maintain liberalised trade in goods in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. Article GOODS.2: Scope Except as […]

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Origin EU UK Agreement

Chapter 2: Rules of origin Section 1: Rules of origin Article ORIG.1: Objective The objective of this Chapter is to lay down the provisions determining the origin of goods for the purpose of application of preferential tariff treatment under this Agreement, and setting out related origin procedures. Article ORIG.2: Definitions For the purposes of this […]

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SPS (Food Animal Plant) EU UK Agreement

Chapter 3: Sanitary and phytosanitary measures Article SPS.1: Objectives The objectives of this Chapter are to: (a) protect human, animal and plant life or health in the territories of the Parties while facilitating trade between the Parties; (b) further the implementation of the SPS Agreement; (c) ensure that the Parties’ sanitary and phytosanitary (“SPS”) measures […]

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Regulatory Barriers EU UK Agreement

Chapter 4: Technical barriers to trade Article TBT.1: Objective The objective of this Chapter is to facilitate trade in goods between the Parties by preventing, identifying and eliminating unnecessary technical barriers to trade. Article TBT.2: Scope 1. This Chapter applies to the preparation, adoption and application of all standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures, […]

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Customs & Trade Facilitation EU UK Agreement

Chapter 5: Customs and trade facilitation Article CUSTMS.1: Objective The objectives of this Chapter are: (a) to reinforce cooperation between the Parties in the area of customs and trade facilitation and to support or maintain, where relevant, appropriate levels of compatibility of their customs legislation and practices with a view to ensuring that relevant legislation and […]

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Easing Barriers for Organic Products

ANNEX TBT-4: ORGANIC PRODUCTS Article 1: Objective and scope 1. The objective of this Annex is to set out the provisions and procedures for fostering trade in organic products in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination and reciprocity, by means of the recognition of equivalence by the Parties of their respective laws. 2. This Annex […]

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Easing Barriers Motor Sector

ANNEX TBT-1: MOTOR VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT AND PARTS THEREOF Article 1: Definitions 1. For the purposes of this Annex: (a) “WP.29” means the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations within the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (“UNECE”); (b) “1958 Agreement” means the Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Harmonized Technical United […]

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Easing Barriers for Medicines

ANNEX TBT-2: MEDICINAL PRODUCTS Article 1: Definitions 1. For the purposes of this Annex: (a) “authority” means an authority of a Party as listed in Appendix A; (b) “Good Manufacturing Practice” or “GMP” means that part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled in accordance with the quality standards appropriate […]

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Easing Barriers for Chemicals EU UK Agreement

ANNEX TBT-3: CHEMICALS Article 1: Definitions For the purposes of this Annex: (a) “responsible authorities” means (i) For the Union: the European Commission; (ii) For the United Kingdom: the government of the United Kingdom. (b) “UN GHS” means the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Article 2: Scope This Annex […]

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Exceptions & Limits EU UK Agreement

TITLE XII: EXCEPTIONS Article EXC.1: General exceptions 1. Nothing in Chapter one [National Treatment and market access for goods] and Chapter five of Title I of Heading One of Part two [Customs and trade facilitation], Title VIII of Heading One of Part two [Energy and raw materials], Chapter four of Title XI of Heading One […]

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Easing Barriers Trade for Wine

ANNEX-TBT-5: TRADE IN WINE Article 1: Scope and definitions 1. This Annex applies to wine falling under Heading 22.04 of the Harmonised System. 2. For the purposes of this Annex, “wine produced in” means fresh grapes, grape must and grape must in fermentation that have been turned into wine or added to wine in the […]

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Origin Declarations

ANNEX ORIG-3: SUPPLIER’S DECLARATION 1. A supplier’s declaration shall have the content set out in this Annex. 2. Except in the cases referred to in point 3, a supplier’s declaration shall be made out by the supplier for each consignment of products in the form provided for in Appendix 1 and annexed to the invoice, […]

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Origin Product Specific Rules

ANNEX ORIG-1: INTRODUCTORY NOTES TO PRODUCT-SPECIFIC RULES OF ORIGIN Note 1 General Principles 1. This Annex sets out the general rules for the applicable requirements of Annex ORIG-2 [Product-specific rules of origin] as provided for in point (c) of Article ORIG 3(1) [General requirements] of this Agreement. 2. For the purposes of this Annex and […]

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Goods NI to GB UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Moving qualifying goods from Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK Find out which goods qualify for unfettered access when moving from Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK. Published 11 December 2020 Last updated 13 January 2021 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Which goods are qualifying Northern […]

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Rules of Origin EU Guidance

Quick guide to working with rules of origin   PAGE CONTENTS Rules of origin – why do we need them? See if your product qualifies Proving your product’s origin Present your products and documents for customs clearance What happens if your product does not fulfil the requirements? Rules of origin – why do we need […]

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EU Customs and Tax Post-Deal FAQs

BREXIT: END OF TRANSITION PERIOD FAQs ON TAX AND CUSTOMS This document gives an overview of the impact that the UK’s withdrawal from the Single Market and EU Customs Union will have in the areas of taxation and customs, as of 1 January 2021. These FAQs can serve as a first point of reference, providing […]

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EU Registered Exporter Scheme (for Origin)

REX – Registered Exporter system PAGE CONTENTS Functionalities of the REX IT system Publication of registered exporter’s data Application of the REX system in the EU Application of the REX system in the context of the Overseas Association Decision Application of the REX system in the GSP scheme of the EU Useful links and documents […]

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Temporary EU Origin Certification

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/2254 of 29 December 2020 on the making out of statements on origin on the basis of supplier’s declarations for preferential exports to the United Kingdom during a transitory period    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Regulation (EU) […]

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