The original agreement aims to harmonize non-preferential rules of origin and ensures that these rules do not themselves create unnecessary barriers to trade. The agreement contains a work programme for the harmonization of rules of origin to be applied after the World Trade Organization (WTO) enters into force in cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WHO). The new provisions will apply to the following basic rules: rules of origin (ROC) are used to determine whether products are duty-free or duty-free under the FREI trade rules, even though they may contain non-original ingredients (not derived from the free trade agreement). The CRO and TCRO have put in place a comprehensive architectural concept in which the harmonization programme must be completed. These are general rules that are set out in eight articles entitled provisional: scope; The harmonized system definitions; Determining the origin Residual rules of origin Minimal operations or processes Special provisions de Minimis; three annexes: appendix 1: fully acquired goods; Appendix 2: Product Rules – Essential Processing; and Appendix 3: minimum operations or processes. Determining the origin of the products requires the exporter to first be required to classify the product under the appropriate SH code. As soon as a product SH code is identified, the exporter can search for the rule of origin applicable to that code under the trade agreement in question. The rules of origin for the same product differ in different trade agreements. Processing accessories, spare parts and tools as part of a free trade agreement Rules of origin are designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises increase their trade by using global trade opportunities in the form of low tariffs under trade agreements. The tool can also be used by policy makers, trade negotiators, economists and all other users.
Any user can simply search for information about the original criteria, other rules of origin and business documents by entering the SH code of their product. Pending the completion of the three-year harmonization program, members are expected to ensure transparency of their rules or origin; They should be managed in a coherent, coherent, impartial and rational manner; and they are based on a positive standard.