Rules of Origin: Preference and Non-Preference – Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Dates(s) - 29/11/2016 - 29/11/2016 09:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Minerva Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, United Kingdom

The purpose of the course:
Let us explain the complex subject of origin, which are essential to understand, as the country in which a product is made can affect the import duty that is applicable. We will examine the non-preferential rules for determining the country of origin of goods, in accordance with the provisions of primary rules and residual rules. We’ll identify the preferential origin rules for your own specific products, in order to determine if they meet preference according to the relevant EU free trade agreement.

Benefits for your organisation:
As an exporter, you can help your customers in some countries to import your goods more cheaply under preference. As an importer, you can select preferential origin goods in order to reduce your import duty rates, which in turn will reduce your Import VAT. Non-preferential rules are used for all kinds of commercial policy measures, such as anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties, trade embargoes, quantitative restrictions, tariff quotas etc.

Who is this course for ?
Goods are frequently detained and delayed at customs borders due to incorrect declaration of origin, which affects relationships with your customers, and can delay payments. Any personnel preparing export or import documentation, dealing with customer queries, gathering of origin evidence etc., would gain great benefit from attending this course.

Topics Covered:
• Wholly produced and sufficiently processed, last substantial transformation
• Origin rules for change of origin
• HS codes and tariff headings and chapter digits
• Tariff and preferential duty rates
• EUR-1, low value invoice declaration
• Approved exporter status
• Originating material and non-originating material
• ATR and free circulation
• Free trade agreements
• GSP, pan-European Mediterranean
• Cumulation: Bilateral and diagonal and full
• Donor country

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
Appreciate the legal basis for the non-preferential rules of origin. Understand how to determine the origin of a product where two or more countries are involved in the production of the finished product. Comprehend the rules for declaring preferential origin, specific to own product range. Know how to complete the various origin and preference documents.

Member Fee: £250.00 (plus VAT)
Non-Member Fee: £300.00 (plus VAT)
Fees are Per Delegate

To book your place(s) please contact Jenni Misseldine on 01223 209810 or emailj.misseldine@cambscci.co.uk including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number. Payment for the course is required at the time of booking.