Rules of Origin: Preference and Non-preference

Tuesday 10 December 2019
9.15am - 5.00pm

Cambridgeshire FA
Bridge Road
CB24 9PH

Member Fee: £300.00 (plus VAT)
Non-Member Fee: £450.00 (plus VAT)
Fees are Per Delegate

The purpose of the course
Let us explain the complex subject of Origin, which is essential to understand, as the country in which a product is made can affect the import duty that is applicable. We will examine the non-preferential rules for determining the country of origin of goods, in accordance with the provisions of primary rules and residual rules. We'll identify the preferential origin rules for your own specific products, in order to determine if they meet preference according to the relevant EU Free Trade Agreement. Be aware of the new customs computer; Customs Declaration Service (CDS). We shall discuss Brexit, and how that may impact on your international trade.

Benefits for your organisation
As an exporter, you can help your customers in some countries to import your goods more cheaply under preference. As an importer, you can select preferential origin goods in order to reduce your import duty rates, which in turn will reduce your Import VAT. Non-preferential rules are used for all kinds of commercial policy measures, such as anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties, trade embargoes, quantitative restrictions, tariff quotas etc. Consider how Brexit and CDS may affect your current procedures and practices.

Who is this course for?
Goods are frequently detained and delayed at Customs borders due to incorrect declaration of origin, which affects relationships with your customers, and can delay payments. Any personnel preparing export or import documentation, dealing with customer queries, gathering of origin evidence etc., would gain great benefit from attending this course.

Topics covered
Wholly produced and sufficiently processed, last substantial transformation
Origin rules for change of origin
HS codes, tariff headings and chapter digits
Tariff and preferential duty rates
EUR1, low value invoice declaration
Approved exporter status
Originating material and non-originating material
ATR and free circulation
Free trade agreements
GSP, ReX Pan-European Mediterranean
Cumulation: bilateral, diagonal and full
Donor country
Customs Declaration Service (CDS)
Brexit - customs law, the Union Customs Code (UCC).

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to appreciate the legal basis for the non-preferential rules of origin. Understand how to determine the origin of a product where two or more countries are involved in the production of the finished product. Comprehend the rules for declaring preferential origin, specific to own product range. Know how to complete the various origin and preference documents. Be more aware of the changes on the horizon; Brexit, CDS.

To book your place(s) please contact Rose Griffiths on 01223 209817 or email including your company name, all delegate names and job titles, and a contact telephone number. Payment for the course is required at the time of booking.

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