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Posted Mon, 24 May 2021 14:39:10 GMT by Stuart Downer
Wonder if you could assist with this one please: From the TCA - Chapter 32 CTSH; A chemical reaction, purification, mixing and blending, production of standard materials, a change in particle size, isomer separation, or biotechnological processing is undergone; or MaxNOM 50 % (EXW). Does the ; after CTSH mean that it’s “CTSH” and “A chemical reaction, purification, mixing and blending, production of standard materials, a change in particle size, isomer separation, or biotechnological processing is undergone” Or does it mean “CTSH” or “A chemical reaction, purification, mixing and blending, production of standard materials, a change in particle size, isomer separation, or biotechnological processing is undergone”? Kind Regards
Posted Fri, 28 May 2021 14:42:23 GMT by HMRC Admin 2
Hi,

The ‘;’ denotes an alternative. This is covered in paragraphs 3 and 4 of Note 2 in the Notes in Annex ORIG-1 as copied below. Where it states ‘and’, it has multiple requirements and all must be met in order for the product to meet the PS rules and acquire originating status, where it states ‘or’ is has alternative requirements and only one must be met:

“3. If a product is subject to alternative product-specific rules of origin, the product shall be originating in a Party if it satisfies one of the alternatives. 4. If a product is subject to a product-specific rule of origin that includes multiple requirements, the product shall be originating in a Party only if it satisfies all of the requirements.”

The principal rules of origin in the TCA are: a change in tariff classification, a production process, a maximum value or weight of non-originating materials, or any other requirement specified. In the case of chapter 32 the production process is an alternative rule to a change of tariff heading, not an additional condition. So, in this case there are three alternatives: change of tariff heading, specific process, or, any other requirement specified In the case of chapter 32 the production process is an alternative rule to a change of tariff heading, not an additional condition. So, in this case there are three alternatives: change of tariff heading, specific process, or, maximum percentage of non-originating material.

Thank you.
Posted Fri, 28 May 2021 14:48:42 GMT by Stuart Downer
Thank you
Posted Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:06:35 GMT by Stuart Downer
Please can I check with regards to the rule below: "A chemical reaction, purification, mixing and blending, production of standard materials, a change in particle size, isomer separation, or biotechnological processing is undergone." Does our product need to meet all of the criteria in this rule or just one for example mixing and blending (Not simple mixing) Thanks Stuart
Posted Wed, 11 Aug 2021 09:48:56 GMT by HMRC Admin 8
 Hello,
Product specific rules of origin are unique to each individual preferential trade agreement.
Without knowing which agreement is being referred to we can’t comment further.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Customs helpline on 0300 322 9434. 
Thankyou
Posted Mon, 01 Nov 2021 12:01:15 GMT by Stuart Downer
UK - Israel Trade Agreement We are an approved exporter, please can you confirm the correct invoice declaration statement to be used?
Posted Mon, 08 Nov 2021 13:00:00 GMT by HMRC Admin 19
Hi,

You can find more information about invoice declarations and details to help identify your goods by using the link below. Please make sure you check the relevant trade agreement for what is required:

Get proof of origin for your goods.  

Thank you.

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