Glossary term:

Minimal operations

Minimal operations are operations regarded as too minor to ever confer originating status, whether carried out individually or in combination. All preferential origin rules contain an article defining the working or processing which is insufficient to confer originating status. This applies even if the product satisfies the list rule. On the other hand, when determining origin within a cumulation system, any working or processing carried out must exceed the above-mentioned minimal operations but does not necessarily need to satisfy the relevant list rule for the arrangement.

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