List of terms in glossary:
Originating means fulfilling all applicable rules of origin in an EU preferential trade arrangement. These are (i) wholly obtained or produced products, or (ii) products that fulfil the product specific rules. Products produced exclusively from these originating materials are also considered originating. See also non-originating materials.
Materials that are originating in a party to a certain preferential trade arrangement because they meet rules of origin set out in that preferential trade arrangement. See also ‘Originating status’.
Products that are originating in a party to a trade arrangement because they meet rules of origin set by a given preferential trade arrangement, and therefore can benefit from the preferential duty rates of that preferential trade arrangement. See also ‘Originating status’.
In the framework of a trade agreement, products have originating status in a partner country if they are (i) wholly obtained or produced products, or (ii) products that fulfill the product specific rules. Products produced exclusively from these originating materials are also considered originating.
OCTs are administrative units spreading from the Poles to the Tropics, associated with the European Union. All are islands, of which three have no permanent population.
Although small in either size or population, or both, due to their constitutional relationships with Denmark, France and the Netherlands, the OCTs play an important role as outposts of the Union in the areas where they are located, but do not, however, form part neither of the EU territory, nor of the EU single market.
Indicates how the goods for export are packed. It identifies the contents of the boxes and gives the volume, weight and dimensions of each parcel in the consignment. Customs agents will request the list when goods are exported or imported, and operators and customers must be able to produce it.
System of cumulation of origin between the EU, EFTA States, Türkiye, the countries which signed the Barcelona Declaration, the Western Balkans and the Faroe Islands.
The PEM Convention on rules of origin aims at establishing common rules of origin and cumulation among 25 Contracting Parties (the EU, EFTA, Balkan countries, Southern and Eastern neighbourhood FTA partners) and the EU to facilitate trade and integrate the supply chains within the zone.
The location (point of delivery) where goods are unloaded or signed for.
Practice of employing specialised private companies to check shipment details of goods ordered overseas, such as price, quantity, quality, etc. It ensures that production complies with the governing specification, contract, or purchase order.