Rules of Origin: Preference and Non-Preference
Dates(s) - 25/04/2017 - 25/04/2017 09:15 - 17:00
West Anglia Training Association , Old Houghton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 1YB

The Chamber works with qualified training providers to hold a number of nationally-accredited training courses throughout the year, all designed to develop additional skills within member businesses.

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Let us explain the complex subject of origin which is essential to understand as the country in which a product is made can affect the import duty that is applicable. During this course 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. Anyone 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, tariff headings and chapter digits
  • Tariff and preferential duty rates
  • EUR1 - 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, 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 and understand how to determine the origin of a product where two or more countries are involved in the production of the finished product. You will also comprehend the rules for declaring preferential origin, specific to your own product range and know how to complete the various origin and preference documents.

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