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WTO ANALYTICAL INDEX: AGREEMENT ON RULES OF ORIGIN

Agreement on Rules of Origin

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> Preamble
> Article 1
> Article 2
> Article 3
> Article 4
> Article 5
> Article 6
> Articles 7 and 8
> Article 9
> Annex I
> Annex II

 

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Table of contents    back to top

I. Preamble    back to top

A. Text of the Preamble
B. Interpretation and Application of the Preamble


II. Article 1    back to top

A. Text of Article 1
B. Interpretation and Application of Article 1


III. Article 2    back to top

A. Text of Article 2
B. Interpretation and Application of Article 2

1. Article 2

(a) Disciplines prescribed by Article 2(b) through (d) and Members’ discretion regarding rules of origin

2. Article 2(b)

(a) Purpose of Article 2(b)

(b) Pursuit of trade objectives

(c) Examination of objectives for which rules of origin are used

(d) “trade objectives”

(e) Trade effect is not necessarily a trade objective

3. Article 2(c), first sentence

(a) “themselves”

(b) “create”

(c) “restrictive, distorting or disruptive effects”

(d) “effects on international trade”

4. Article 2(c), second sentence

(a) “unduly strict requirements”

(i) “fulfilment of a certain condition not related to manufacturing or processing”

5. Article 2(d)

(a) Scope of application of non-discrimination rule


IV. Article 3    back to top

A. Text of Article 3
B. Interpretation and Application of Article 3


V. Article 4    back to top

A. Text of Article 4
B. Interpretation and Application of Article 4

1. Observers

2. Rules of procedure

3. Drafting Group on Rules of Origin

4. Working Group


VI. Article 5    back to top

A. Text of Article 5
B. Interpretation and Application of Article 5

1. Notification procedures

2. Notifications


VII. Article 6    back to top

A. Text of Article 6
B. Interpretation and Application of Article 6

1. Article 6.1


VIII. Articles 7 and 8    back to top

A. Text of Articles 7 and 8
B. Interpretation and Application of Articles 7 and 8


IX. Article 9    back to top

A. Text of Article 9
B. Interpretation and Application of Article 9


X. Annex I    back to top

A. Text of Annex I
B. Interpretation and Application of Annex I


XI. Annex II    back to top

A. Text of Annex II
B. Interpretation and Application of Annex II

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