Insufficient working or processing
Operations regarded as too minor to confer originating status to non-originating materials that are used in the production. All preferential rules of origin contain an article defining such operations. These are e.g. simple mixing, simple assembly of parts, and ironing of textiles. On the other hand, insufficient operations are important for cumulation as they set the minimal level of processing that has to be carried out and impact the allocation of origin to the product.