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Commission notice concerning the application of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin or the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the Contracting Parties to this Convention

OJ C 325, 14.9.2018, p. 6–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

14.9.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 325/6


Commission notice concerning the application of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin or the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the Contracting Parties to this Convention

(2018/C 325/06)

For the purpose of the application of diagonal cumulation of origin among the Contracting Parties (1) to the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin (2) (hereafter referred to as ‘the Convention’), the Parties concerned notify each other, through the European Commission, of the origin rules in force with the other Parties.

It is recalled that diagonal cumulation can only be applied if the Parties of final manufacture and of final destination have concluded free trade agreements, containing identical rules of origin, with all the Parties participating in the acquisition of originating status, i.e. with all the Parties from which the materials used originate. Materials originating in a Party which has not concluded an agreement with the Parties of final manufacture and/or of final destination shall be treated as non-originating. Specific examples are given in the Explanatory Notes concerning the pan-Euro-Mediterranean protocols on rules of origin (3).

Based on the notifications made by the Parties to the European Commission, the tables attached specify:

Table 1— a simplified overview of cumulation possibilities on 1 August 2018;

Tables 2 and 3— the date from which diagonal cumulation becomes applicable.

In Table 1, an ‘X’ marks the existence between two partners of a free trade agreement containing rules of origin allowing cumulation based on pan-Euro-Mediterranean model rules of origin. To use diagonal cumulation with a third partner, an ‘X’ should be present in all the intersection of the table between the three partners.

In Table 2, the dates mentioned refer to:

the date of application of diagonal cumulation on the basis of Article 3 of Appendix I to the Convention where the free trade agreement concerned refers to the Convention. In that case the date is preceded by ‘(C)’,

the date of application of the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation attached to the free trade agreement concerned, in other cases.

In Table 3 the dates mentioned refer to the date of application of the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation attached to the free trade agreements between the EU, Turkey and the participants to the EU’s Stabilisation and Association Process. Each time a reference to the Convention is made in a free trade agreement between Parties in this table, a date preceded by ‘(C)’ has been added in Table 2.

It is also recalled that materials originating in Turkey covered by the EU-Turkey customs union can be incorporated as originating materials for the purpose of diagonal cumulation between the European Union and the countries participating in the Stabilisation and Association Process with which an origin protocol is in force.

The codes for the Contracting Parties listed in the tables are given here below.

European Union

EU

EFTA States:

Iceland

IS

Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) (4)

CH (+ LI)

Norway

NO

The Faroe Islands

FO

The participants in the Barcelona Process:

Algeria

DZ

Egypt

EG

Israel

IL

Jordan

JO

Lebanon

LB

Morocco

MA

West Bank and Gaza Strip

PS

Syria

SY

Tunisia

TN

Turkey

TR

The participants in the EU’s Stabilisation and Association Process:

Albania

AL

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BA

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

MK (5)

Montenegro

ME

Serbia

RS

Kosovo (*1)

KO

The Republic of Moldova

MD

Georgia

GE

Ukraine

UA

This notice replaces notice 2017/C 73/07 (OJ C 73, 9.3.2017, p. 6).

Table 1

Simplified overview of diagonal cumulation possibilities in the pan-Euro-Med zone on 1 August 2018

 

 

EFTA states

 

Participants in the Barcelona Process

 

Participants in the EU’s Stabilisation and Association Process

 

 

 

 

EU

CH

(+ LI)

IS

NO

FO

DZ

EG

IL

JO

LB

MA

PS

SY

TN

TR

AL

BA

KO

ME

MK

RS

MD

GE

UA

EU

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

CH

(+ LI)

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

IS

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

NO

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

FO

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DZ

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EG

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IL

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JO

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LB

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TN

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 (*2)

 (*2)

 

 (*2)

X

 (*2)

X

 

 

AL

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (*2)

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

BA

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (*2)

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

KO

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

ME

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (*2)

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

 

MK

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

 

RS

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (*2)

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

MD

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

GE

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 2

Date of application of rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation in the pan-Euro-Med zone

 

 

EFTA states

 

Participants in the Barcelona Process

 

Participants in the EU’s Stabilisation and Association Process

 

 

 

 

EU

CH

(+ LI)

IS

NO

FO

DZ

EG

IL

JO

LB

MA

PS

SY

TN

TR

AL

BA

KO

ME

MK

RS

MD

GE

UA

EU

 

1.1.2006

(C)

1.2.2016

1.1.2006

(C)

1.5.2015

1.1.2006

(C)

1.5.2015

1.12.2005

(C)

12.5.2015

1.11.2007

1.3.2006

(C)

1.2.2016

1.1.2006

1.7.2006

 

1.12.2005

1.7.2009

(C)

1.3.2016

 

1.8.2006

 (6)

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

9.12.2016

(C)

1.4.2016

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.12.2016

(C)

1.6.2018

 

CH

(+ LI)

1.1.2006

(C)

1.2.2016

 

1.8.2005

(C)

1.7.2013

1.8.2005

(C)

1.7.2013

1.1.2006

 

1.8.2007

1.7.2005

17.7.2007

1.1.2007

1.3.2005

 

 

1.6.2005

1.9.2007

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.1.2015

 

(C)

1.9.2012

1.2.2016

(C)

1.5.2015

 

(C)

1.5.2018

1.6.2012

IS

1.1.2006

(C)

1.5.2015

1.8.2005

(C)

1.7.2013

 

1.8.2005

(C)

1.7.2013

1.11.2005

 

1.8.2007

1.7.2005

17.7.2007

1.1.2007

1.3.2005

 

 

1.3.2006

1.9.2007

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.1.2015

 

(C)

1.10.2012

1.5.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

 

(C)

1.9.2017

1.6.2012

NO

1.1.2006

(C)

1.5.2015

1.8.2005

(C)

1.7.2013

1.8.2005

(C)

1.7.2013

 

1.12.2005

 

1.8.2007

1.7.2005

17.7.2007

1.1.2007

1.3.2005

 

 

1.8.2005

1.9.2007

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.1.2015

 

(C)

1.11.2012

1.5.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

 

(C)

1.9.2017

1.6.2012

FO

1.12.2005

(C)

12.5.2015

1.1.2006

1.11.2005

1.12.2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.10.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DZ

1.11.2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EG

1.3.2006

(C)

1.2.2016

1.8.2007

1.8.2007

1.8.2007

 

 

 

 

6.7.2006

 

6.7.2006

 

 

6.7.2006

1.3.2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IL

1.1.2006

1.7.2005

1.7.2005

1.7.2005

 

 

 

 

9.2.2006

 

 

 

 

 

1.3.2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JO

1.7.2006

17.7.2007

17.7.2007

17.7.2007

 

 

6.7.2006

9.2.2006

 

 

6.7.2006

 

 

6.7.2006

1.3.2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LB

 

1.1.2007

1.1.2007

1.1.2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA

1.12.2005

1.3.2005

1.3.2005

1.3.2005

 

 

6.7.2006

 

6.7.2006

 

 

 

 

6.7.2006

1.1.2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

1.7.2009

(C)

1.3.2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TN

1.8.2006

1.6.2005

1.3.2006

1.8.2005

 

 

6.7.2006

 

6.7.2006

 

6.7.2006

 

 

 

1.7.2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR

 (6)

1.9.2007

1.9.2007

1.9.2007

(C)

1.10.2017

 

1.3.2007

1.3.2006

1.3.2011

 

1.1.2006

 

1.1.2007

1.7.2005

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.8.2018

 

(C)

1.10.2017

 

 

AL

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

 

BA

(C)

9.12.2016

(C)

1.1.2015

(C)

1.1.2015

(C)

1.1.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.2.2015

 

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.4.2014

 

 

KO

(C)

1.4.2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

 

ME

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.9.2012

(C)

1.10.2012

(C)

1.11.2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.4.2014

 

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

 

MK

(C)

1.5.2015

1.2.2016

1.5.2015

1.5.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.8.2018

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

 

RS

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

(C)

1.5.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.2.2015

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

(C)

1.4.2014

 

 

MD

(C)

1.12.2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)

1.10.2017

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

(C)

1.4.2014

 

 

 

GE

(C)

1.6.2018

(C)

1.5.2018

(C)

1.9.2017

(C)

1.9.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UA

 

1.6.2012

1.6.2012

1.6.2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 3

Date of application of the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the European Union, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

 

EU

AL

BA

KO

MK

ME

RS

TR

EU

 

1.1.2007

1.7.2008

1.4.2016

1.1.2007

1.1.2008

8.12.2009

 (7)

AL

1.1.2007

 

22.11.2007

1.4.2014

26.7.2007

26.7.2007

24.10.2007

1.8.2011

BA

1.7.2008

22.11.2007

 

1.4.2014

22.11.2007

22.11.2007

22.11.2007

14.12.2011

KO

1.4.2016

1.4.2014

1.4.2014

 

1.4.2014

1.4.2014

1.4.2014

 

MK

1.1.2007

26.7.2007

22.11.2007

1.4.2014

 

26.7.2007

24.10.2007

1.7.2009

ME

1.1.2008

26.7.2007

22.11.2007

1.4.2014

26.7.2007

 

24.10.2007

1.3.2010

RS

8.12.2009

24.10.2007

22.11.2007

1.4.2014

24.10.2007

24.10.2007

 

1.9.2010

TR

 (7)

1.8.2011

14.12.2011

 

1.7.2009

1.3.2010

1.9.2010

 


(1)  The Contracting Parties are the European Union, Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo (under Resolution 1244(1999) of the United Nations Security Council), Lebanon, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland (including Liechtenstein), Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and West Bank and Gaza Strip.

(2)  OJ L 54, 26.2.2013, p. 4.

(3)  OJ C 83, 17.4.2007, p. 1.

(4)  Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein form a customs union.

(5)  ISO code 3166. Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country, which will be agreed following the conclusions of negotiations currently taking place under the auspices of the United Nations.

(*1)  This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

(*2)  Diagonal cumulation between Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia is possible. However, plese see Table 3 for the possibility of diagonal cumulation between the European Union, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

(6)  For goods covered by the EU-Turkey customs union, the date of application is 27 July 2006.

For agricultural products, the date of application is 1 January 2007.

For coal and steel products, the date of application is 1 March 2009.

(7)  For goods covered by the EU-Turkey customs union, the date of application is 27 July 2006.


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