Rules of Origin Issues

Rules of Origin The purpose of rules of origin is to identify the origin of goods. The position is straight-forward when they are produced in a single state. Where they are comprised of raw materials and processes undertaken in various states, complex issues arise regarding origin. Multinational entities may manufacture goods comprised of components from […]

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Some Standardisation of Origin Rules

Background The Kyoto Convention entered into force in 1974 and was the first instrument addressing origin on an international scale. For the first time, definitions, standards and recommended practices were given which became generally accepted by the international community and influenced the shaping of many origin rules, such as the principles of wholly obtained and […]

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EU GSP Rule of Origin

The GSP The General System of Preferences (GSP) is a system of preferences granted by the EU and other states. The GSP  provides for preferential tariff treatment accorded by developed contracting parties to products originating in developing countries. It is part of the trade policy of development aid agreed pursuant to the United Nations Council on […]

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EEA Rules of Origin

EEA The EEA rules on origin are set out in the EEA agreement. The basic rule is that the product originates if wholly obtained in the EEA or sufficiently processed or worked in it, it will qualify for originating status. Customs The EEA Agreement provides for a free trade area covering all the EEA States. […]

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Proving Origin & Obtaining Certs

Evidence of Origin The rules of origin are contained in the relevant agreements to which they relate. Attempts have been made to provide common procedural and administrative rule. However, the specific rules applicable in any given case will depend on the international agreement that applies. An EU  regulation applies to certificates of origin and cooperation […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Preferential Origin Rules

Brussels, 4 June 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF CUSTOMS AND EXTERNAL TRADE PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN OF GOODS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. […]

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