Business recommendations on rules of origin in preferential trade agreements

May 4, 2017

As countries are increasingly concluding bilateral and regional Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs), diverging rules of origin regulations and procedures are becoming a trade barrier along the whole supply chain. This is becoming even more challenging in absence of a multilateral agreement on rules of origin, especially where new PTAs overlap existing ones. This policy statement highlights the challenges traders and suppliers – most notably small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) – face in this regard and sets forth eight recommendations calling for global horizontal cohesion through the streamlining of certification procedures.

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Topics: SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMES) RULES OF ORIGIN (ROO) TRADE BARRIERS WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION (WCO)

Agreements: TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP) TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (TTIP)

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (ICC)

Publishing Institution: INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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