June 12, 2021
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Product-specific rules of preferential origin

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Product-specific rules of preferential origin

Product-specific rules (PSRs) of preferential origin determine requirements of working or processing which must be done on non-originating materials in order for the product manufactured to obtain originating status.

The list of PSRs is usually set out in an annex to a free trade agreement, e.g. Annex 3 "Product-specific rules of origin" to the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement.

PSRs are part of the rules of preferential origin, see picture below. 

Example

For example, the PSR for the cane sugar (HS heading 17.01), set out in the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement, is CTH. ‘CTH’ means that any non-originating material used in the production of the product must be classified in a heading other than that of the product. See a more detailed explanation Origin criterion: change in tariff classification.

Rules of preferential origin

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