Non-preferential rules of origin are used to determine the country of origin of goods for the application of the most-favoured nation treatment, for commercial policy measures, trade embargoes, safeguard measures, tariff quotas, trade statistics and origin marking (Made in…).
DG TAXUD has recently updated the “list rules” or “primary rules” per product to the last version of the 2022 Harmonized System, but also the guidance on non-preferential rules.
As an economic operator, you will need to check if the rule applicable to your products changed.
We would like to highlight the fact that the non-preferential origin of the goods is a mandatory element of the EU import customs declaration. It means that the declarant is responsible for the correct origin determination and should hold the information on the processing that has taken place in the last country of production of the goods (non-EU country) declared for release for free circulation in the EU.
As declarant you should know the production process and have all the information that can allow you to declare the non-preferential origin at import.
Do not forget that every product has a non-preferential origin, and this origin could be different from its preferential origin!
With our long experience about origin of goods, Customs Easy can support you with preferential and non-preferential rules of origin.
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