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The direct transport rule is set out in most, if not all, preferential trade agreements. Watch the video and learn three situations that might result in violation of the rule and the loss of preferential origin of the goods and as a result - the loss of the financial benefits it brings. 

We start with a short overview of the general background for those who are less familiar with the preferential trade agreements (PTAs) and the rules of origin set out in them. Then we proceed to the main part to discuss how to comply with the direct transport rule in case the goods - on the way from exporting to the importing country - are unloaded and stored in a third country in a warehouse for some time. And finally, we overview two judgements of courts (European Court of Justice and a court in Lithuania) related to the direct transport rule. The content:

  • Why PTAs matter? What are RoO?
  • Direct transport rule. Warehousing in 3rd country (UK-UA PTA)
  • Case-law. Mixing origin (EU GSP). Shipping country (EU ACP)

Please find the slides and the form of the certificate of non-manipulation in the resources section.

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One of the conditions of a trade agreement is that goods must travel directly between the signatory countries. How is the direct transport rule enforced in practice? This article provides an overview of the answers based on the experience of local practitioners from Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Ukraine, Mexico, and Vietnam.

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Trade agreements: direct transport rule
01-05-2021

One of the conditions of a trade agreement is that goods must travel directly between the signatory countries. How is the direct transport rule enforced in practice? This article provides an overview of the answers based on the experience of local practitioners from Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Ukraine, Mexico, and Vietnam.

Customs Practitioners Association

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