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Goods wholly obtained

In order to determine the origin of your product, rules of origin distinguish between goods wholly obtained and goods sufficiently transformed in the exporting country.

Goods which were wholly obtained in the exporting country are goods that are exclusively produced/processed in the EU and/or a partner country without incorporating materials of any other country.

This includes plants, minerals or live animals, among other products.

For these products it is understood that

  • vegetables originate in a country if they were harvested there
  • animals originate in a country if they were born and raised there
  • minerals originate in a country if they were extracted there

In the case of fish products, the EU rules of origin make a distinction between

  • fish captured within the territorial seas of a trade partner country - these are considered as originating without additional conditions
  • fish captured beyond the territorial seas of the trade partner country - these are considered as originating only if it was captured by a vessel
    • flying the flag of the EU and/or partner country
    • registered in the EU or in the partner country
    • owned by a national of the EU or the partner country or a company having its main place of business and at least 50% owned by EU and/or trade partner country nationals
    • in some cases, it is also required that the 50% as a minimum of the crew are also nationals of the EU and or the trade partner country

For the complete see the Rules of origin annex on each preferential agreement.

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