How to use the Rules of Origin Self-Assessment tool (ROSA)

How to use the Rules of Origin Self-Assessment tool (ROSA)

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

To benefit from these lower or zero duties, your product needs to comply with the rules of origin.

ROSA– the Rules of Origin Self-Assessment tool in Access2Markets – allows to check whether a product complies with the rules of origin and therefore qualify for preferential tariff treatment under a particular EU trade agreement.

ROSA is a one-stop-shop to know the rules of origin for your product in most EU trade agreements.

ROSAis free and easy to use! From today the EU-Canada FTA (CETA), EU-UK TCA, EU-Japan FTA and also the Generalised Scheme of Preferences are available in all EU languages (machine translated from the original English version). All free trade agreements will progressively be translated into all EU languages.

What is ROSA?

The Rules of Origin self-assessment tool (ROSA) guides businesses throughout the rules of origin applicable to their product in a particular Trade Agreement. It allows them, by replying to simple questions, to perform a self-assessment to determine whether their product complies with those rules and can therefore qualify for preferential tariff treatment. Clear explanations, examples and links to the relevant legal texts are available throughout the tool.

To make life easier for companies, ROSA gives explanation on the proof of origin that needs to be made out to obtain tariff preferences.

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 Self-Assessment (ROSA) in the left side menu to access the tool

ROSA gives you

  • a step-by-step tool with tailored questions that will help you through the process of assessing the origin of your product in a few clicks
  • detailed information on how to correctly document the origin of your product under each agreement
  • explanations of rules of origin requirements and terms
  • practical examples
  • direct access to legal texts
  • a tailored self-assessment report based on your answers
  • an overview of rules of origin procedures
  • all information provided is specific to the particular trade agreement you have chosen and your product

Work directly with your suppliers

You can forward ROSA to your suppliers to help them to:

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

Compare rules across several markets

You can also to compare product-specific rules under different EU trade agreements.

General information on rules of origin

To find general information about the rules of origin and the origin procedures check the Quick guide - how to work with rules of origin.

If you want general information about the rules of origin in a specific agreement, check the Markets section – EU trade agreements at a glance, including their rules of origin and procedures.

To understand the basic terminology and concepts, our Glossary provides definitions of the key terms you need to know to understand the rules, such as Wholly obtained, Cumulation, Tolerance, etc.

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