Finding the correct rule of origin for export

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has updated a number of its guides to trading with other countries to add details of how to find the correct rule of origin for export.

These include Singapore, Norway, Mexico, the Pacific States, Japan, Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine, Switzerland, Israel and South Korea and can all be found HERE.

Depending on the type of good that a company is seeking to export, in order to claim preferential treatment it will need to be either wholly obtained or sufficiently processed.

To be considered sufficiently processed the good will need to meet the relevant product-specific rule (PSR).

The PSRs for this agreement use the 2007 version of the Harmonised System (HS) nomenclature. Traders should apply the PSR for their good using the code in which it was classified under this nomenclature.

In a limited number of cases, the DIT notes, the code for their good may have changed during HS revisions. It is currently updating its online services to reflect these changes.

In the interim, correlation tables tracing these changes have been made available by the World Customs Organization (WCO), HERE, and the United Nations, HERE.

Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade is a UK government department responsible for managing trade agreements between the UK and foreign countries, as well as for encouraging foreign investment and export trade.

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