Presenting ROSA

Presenting ROSA

The EU’s worldwide network of trade agreements cuts customs duties or removes them altogether.

To benefit from lower or zero duties, certain "rules of origin" need to be respected.

ROSA– the new Rules of Origin Self-Assessment tool in Access2Markets – offers guidance in simple steps to determine the rules of origin for your products.

The interactive guide covers your exports to or imports from*

  • Canada
  • Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama)
  • Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam
  • Several neighboring countries applying the rules of origin of Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Convention (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine).
    As of 1 September 2021, Albania, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Jordan, Palestine and Switzerland will apply an alternative set of modernized rules. North Macedonia will apply those rules as of 9 September 2021.
    These rules are currently displayed in the ROSA for Switzerland and Jordan.
  • SADC (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa)
  • Côte D'Ivoire
  • Ghana

*Further countries to be added soon

The EU-Japan agreement and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement are available in all EU languages.

ROSA is a one-stop-shop for rules of origin for your product under the EU trade agreements listed above.

ROSAis free and easy to use!

How does it work?

Go to My Trade Assistant and enter

  • the product
  • the country of export
  • the country of import
  • click on Rules of origin in the left side menu to get your result

ROSA gives you

  • the rules of origin for your product under each agreement
  • a step-by-step check-list to see if your product meets the criteria for preferential rules of origin treatment
  • an explanation of rules of origin requirements and terms
  • practical examples
  • direct access to legal texts
  • a tailored self-assessment report based on your answers that you can download or print
  • an overview of rules of origin procedures

Work directly with your suppliers

You can use ROSA to notify your suppliers directly so they can

  • check rules of origin
  • correctly fill in the supplier’s declaration

Compare rules across several markets

Use ROSA to compare product-specific rules under different EU trade agreements.

What’s next?

ROSA is currently available in English but will continue to evolve, including more language versions and more EU trade agreements.

General information on rules of origin

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