Rules of origin
Determining where a product comes from is no longer easy when raw materials and parts criss-cross the globe to be used as inputs in scattered manufacturing plants. Rules of origin are therefore needed to attribute one country of origin to each product. They are the criteria used to define where a product was made and are important for implementing other trade policy measures, including trade preferences (preferential rules of origin), quotas, anti-dumping measures and countervailing duties (non-preferential rules of origin).
On this page:
- What drives the utilization of trade preferences?, 19 May 2021
- Informal session on the 25th anniversary of the WTO Agreement on Rules of Origin, 4 March 2020
- Information session on proofs of origin and certificates of origin, 2018
- Information session on insights about business impact of non-preferential rules of origin, 2016