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Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the Association Committee established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, as regards an amendment to Protocol 3 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation

COM/2018/463 final - 2018/0246 (NLE)

Brussels, 14.6.2018

COM(2018) 463 final

2018/0246(NLE)

Proposal for a

COUNCIL DECISION

on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the Association Committee established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, as regards an amendment to Protocol 3 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation


EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

1.Subject matter of the proposal

This proposal concerns the decision establishing the position to be taken on the Union's behalf in the Association Committee established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, in connection with the envisaged adoption of Decision of the Association Committee amending the provisions of Protocol 3 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order for certain categories of products, manufactured in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and connected with generating employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians, to obtain originating status.

2.Context of the proposal

2.1.The EU-Jordan Association Agreement

The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part (‘the EU-Jordan Association Agreement’, ‘the Agreement’) aims to foster the establishment of bilateral free trade with Jordan – the first step towards creating a wider regional Euro-Mediterranean free trade area. The EU-Jordan Association Agreement laid the foundation for reciprocal tariff liberalisation of trade in industry and agriculture. The Association Agreement establishes a free trade area under which Jordan enjoys very extensive preferential access to the EU, with only a very limited number of products not entitled to enter the EU market on a duty and quota free basis. Jordanian exports to the EU have however not responded to the opportunity this preferential access represents and remain at a persistent low level. The value of EU imports from Jordan has risen from EUR 314 million in 2002 to EUR 357 million in 2017 – an increase of EUR 43.5 million or 14%. Within the lifespan of the agreement however the value of imports has fluctuated. In 2015 imports reached an all-time high of EUR 386 million, but have since declined. . The Agreement entered into force on 1st May 2002.

2.2.The EU-Jordan Association Committee

The EU-Jordan Association Committee is a body established by the EU-Jordan Association Agreement responsible for the implementation of the Agreement. It also has the power to take decisions for the management of the Agreement.

2.3.The envisaged act of the EU-Jordan Association Committee

The EU-Jordan Association Committee is to adopt a Decision regarding modification the terms of the Decision 1/2016 of the EU-Jordan Association Committee of 19 July 2016, amending the provisions of Protocol 3 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association ‘between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, concerning the definition of the concept of originating products’ and the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order for certain categories of products, manufactured in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and connected with generating employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians, to obtain originating status (‘the envisaged act’). Decision 1/2016 provided for a targeted and time-limited simplification of the rules of origin that Jordanian exporters need to satisfy in order to benefit from the generous preferential access already provided under the EU-Jordan Association Agreement.

The purpose of the envisaged act is to provide for further modification of the requirements to benefit from the scheme applying since the entry into force of the Decision 1/2016.

The envisaged act will become binding on the parties in accordance with Article 94 para. 2 of the Agreement, which provides: ‘It shall draw up its decisions by agreement between the two Parties. These decisions shall be binding on the Parties which shall take the measures necessary to implement the decisions taken’.

3.Position to be taken on the Union's behalf

The Syrian Crisis and the resulting influx and protracted presence of refugees has had a substantial negative impact on Jordan economy representing an important source of fragility and disruption of Jordan's traditional trade patterns. This has affected job creation, inward investment and tourism.

To boost economic activity in Jordan, the EU-Jordan Association Committee agreed on 19 July 2016 a targeted and time-limited simplification of the rules of origin that Jordanian exporters need to satisfy in order to benefit from the generous preferential access already provided under the EU-Jordan Association Agreement 1 .

The simplified rules of origin regime will apply for 10 years and covers products in 52 chapters of the Harmonised System. These represent a wide range of manufactured products and include both items that Jordan currently exports in small volumes to the EU and others where currently there is no trade. The alternative rules of origin made available under this scheme are those applied by the EU to imports from Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) under the EU's Everything But Arms (EBA) initiative.

For exporters to be able to use these alternative rules of origin, production must take place in one of 18 selected industrial areas and development zones in Jordan and use a minimum percentage of Syrian refugee labour in the production facilities (15% at the outset, increasing to 25% from year three, i.e. after 19 July 2018). Jordan proposed the 18 zones based on criteria such as their ability to attract investments, the presence of well-established industries producing goods included in the initiative, poverty levels and the high density of unemployed Syrians and Jordanians, as well as logistic factors such as roads, airports and ports.

On Rules of Origin scheme there is interest on both sides to further incentivise economic operators to use the scheme. Until today eleven companies registered in the scheme and four of them exported their products into the EU for a total value of €2.3million.

In its first report on the Implementation of the Rules of Origin scheme Jordan made a number of requests for further modification of criteria required by the scheme.

After an analysis of the report and requests put forward by Jordan, the Commission considers that certain requests should be addressed in the short term, by mid-2018. They need however an amendment to the original Decision 1/2016.

The proposed amendments consist of two elements:

1.Increase of percentage of Syrian labour (from 15% to 25%) would take place in the beginning of year four and would start running individually for each registered production facility from the date of its first exportation (from the moment of the registration of the first export declaration) in the scheme instead of the date of entry into force of the Decision 1/2016;

2.Dropping the zone criteria in order to allow reaching the overall objective of the scheme of enabling recruiting as many refugees as possible.

4.Legal basis

4.1.Procedural legal basis

4.1.1.Principles

Article 218(9) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) provides for decisions establishing ‘the positions to be adopted on the Union’s behalf in a body set up by an agreement, when that body is called upon to adopt acts having legal effects, with the exception of acts supplementing or amending the institutional framework of the agreement.’

The concept of ‘acts having legal effects’ includes acts that have legal effects by virtue of the rules of international law governing the body in question. It also includes instruments that do not have a binding effect under international law, but that are ‘capable of decisively influencing the content of the legislation adopted by the EU legislature’ 2 .

4.1.2.Application to the present case

The EU-Jordan Association Committee is a body set up by an agreement, namely the EU-Jordan Association Agreement.

The act which the EU-Jordan Association Committee is called upon to adopt constitutes an act having legal effects. The envisaged act will be binding under international law in accordance with Article 94 paragraph 2 of the EU-Jordan Association Agreement. The envisaged act does not supplement or amend the institutional framework of the Agreement.

Therefore, the procedural legal basis for the proposed decision is Article 218(9) TFEU.

4.2.Substantive legal basis

4.2.1.Principles

The substantive legal basis for a decision under Article 218(9) TFEU depends primarily on the objective and content of the envisaged act in respect of which a position is taken on the Union's behalf. If the envisaged act pursues two aims or has two components and if one of those aims or components is identifiable as the main one, whereas the other is merely incidental, the decision under Article 218(9) TFEU must be founded on a single substantive legal basis, namely that required by the main or predominant aim or component.

4.2.2.Application to the present case

The main objective and content of the envisaged act relate to the common commercial policy’.

Therefore, the substantive legal basis of the proposed decision is the first subparagraph of Article 207(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

4.3.Conclusion

The legal basis of the proposed decision should be the first subparagraph of Article 207(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), in conjunction with Article 218(9) TFEU.

5.Publication of the envisaged act

As the act of the EU-Jordan Association Committee will amend Protocol 3 of the EU-Jordan Association Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation, as amended by decision n°1/2006 of the EU-Jordan Association Council of 15 June 2006, it is appropriate to publish it in the Official Journal of the European Union after its adoption.

2018/0246 (NLE)

Proposal for a

COUNCIL DECISION

on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the Association Committee established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, as regards an amendment to Protocol 3 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 207(4), in conjunction with Article 218(9) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part 3 ("the Agreement") entered into force on 1 May 2002. Pursuant to Article 89 of the Agreement, an Association Council is established to examine any major issues arising within the framework of this Agreement and any other bilateral and international issues of mutual interest.

(2)Pursuant to Article 92 of the Agreement, an Association Committee is established which shall be responsible for the implementation of the Agreement and to which the Association Council may delegate, in full or in part, any of its powers.

(3)Pursuant to Article 94(1) of the Agreement, the Association Committee shall have the power to take decisions for the management of the Agreement as well as in the areas where the Association Council has delegated its powers to it.

(4)Pursuant to Article 2 of the Council and Commission decision of 26 March 2002 on the Conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part 4 , the position to be taken by the EU within the Association Committee shall be laid down by the Council on a proposal by the Commission.

(5)It is appropriate to establish the position to be taken on the Union's behalf in the EU-Jordan Association Committee, as the Decision of the Association Committee amending the provisions of Protocol 3 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement
establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part,
concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and the list
of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials
in order for certain categories of products, manufactured in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and connected with generating employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians, to obtain originating status will be binding on the Union.

(6)Pursuant to Article 39 of Protocol 3 of the Agreement, as amended by Decision n° 1/2006 of the EU Jordan Association Council of 15 June 2006 5 , the Association Committee may decide to amend the provisions of this Protocol.

(7)Pursuant to the Protocol 3 of the Agreement, as amended by Decision 1/2016 of the EU-Jordan Association Committee of 19 July 2016, amending the provisions of Protocol 3 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association ‘between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, concerning the definition of the concept of originating products’ and the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order for certain categories of products, manufactured in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and connected with generating employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians, to obtain originating status, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan submitted proposals for further relaxation of the scheme introduced by the Decision 1/2016.

(8)As a result of the examination of Jordan's request, the Council, on behalf of the EU, considers it justified to agree on additional flexibilities of the rules of origin scheme, notably as concerns abandoning the zone requirement and granting an additional year before the required increase of the Syrian workforce from 15% to 25%. Furthermore, the Council considers it justified to agree on a more convenient moment to start the four-year period that marks the increase of the Syrian workforce from 15% to 25%.

(9)Annex 1 of the draft Joint Decision of the Association Committee attached to this Decision should apply until 31 December 2026 and a mid-term review in 2020 should be undertaken allowing the parties to make adjustments through a decision of the Association Committee.

(10)The achievement by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan of its objective of creating around 200,000 job opportunities for Syrian refugees should be considered as a significant milestone also in respect of the implementation of the draft Joint Decision of the Association Committee attached to this Decision. Accordingly, when this objective is achieved, the EU and Jordan should undertake a specific review, also taking into account the modernisation of the Pan-Euromed Convention on Rules of Origin, with the goal of extending the coverage of the Joint Decision to include all production in Jordan of products covered by the Joint Decision without the need to satisfy the specific conditions set out in Article 1(1) of Annex I of the draft Joint Decision.

(11)The application of Annex 1 of the draft Joint Decision of the Association Committee attached to this Decision should be accompanied by appropriate monitoring and reporting obligations and may be suspended if the conditions for its application are no longer fulfilled or if the conditions for safeguard measures are met,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The position to be taken on the Union's behalf in the in the EU-Jordan Association Committee established by virtue of Article 92 of the Agreement, as regards an amendment to Protocol 3 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation, shall be based on the draft Decision of that Association Committee, attached to this Decision.

Article 2

After its adoption, the Decision of the Association Committee shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Commission.

Done at Brussels,

   For the Council

   The President

(1)    Official Journal of the European Union, L 233/6, 30.8.2016
(2)    Judgment of the Court of Justice of 7 October 2014, Germany v Council, C-399/12, ECLI:EU:C:2014:2258, paragraphs 61 to 64.
(3)    OJ L […], […], p. […].
(4)    OJ L […], […], p. […].
(5)    OJ L […], […], p. […].
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Brussels,14.6.2018

COM(2018) 463 final

ANNEX

to the

Proposal for a Council Decision

on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the Association Committee established by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, as regards an amendment to Protocol 3 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation


DRAFT

DECISION No° ../…..
OF THE EU-JORDAN ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE

of …

amending the provisions of Protocol 3 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement
establishing an Association between

the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part,

and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part,

concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and the list

of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials

in order for certain categories of products, manufactured in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,

and connected with generating employment for Syrian refugees

and Jordanians, to obtain originating status

THE EU-JORDAN ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, ('the Agreement'), and in particular Article 94 of the Agreement and Article 39 of Protocol 3 to the Agreement,


Whereas:

(1)Since the entry into force of the Decision 1/2016 until March 2018, eleven companies registered to benefit from the relaxed rules of origin scheme. 

(2)Between January 2016 and December 2017 Jordan issued over 80.000 work permits to Syrian refugees.

(3)In December 2017 Jordan presented the first annual report on the implementation of the Decision 1/2016 of the EU-Jordan Association Committee of 19 July 2016, amending the provisions of Protocol 3 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association ‘between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, concerning the definition of the concept of originating products’ and the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order for certain categories of products, manufactured in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and connected with generating employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians, to obtain originating status. 

(4)Following the findings of the report, Jordan made a request to review the Decision 1/2016 and introduce additional flexibilities. The Union considered that certain improvements of the scheme shall further contribute to a higher employment of Syrian refugees, as well as Jordanians.

(5)The further revision or requirements applicable to economic operators that wish to benefit from the rules of origin scheme would be subject to certain conditions with a view to ensuring that the benefit goes to exporters that contribute to the Jordanian effort of employing Syrian refugees.

(6)The Annex to this Decision applies to goods produced in production facilities located in Jordan and aims at contributing to the generation of employment for Syrian refugees and for the Jordanian population.

(7)The objective of this amendment is to improve the original initiative in order to improve the effects of the scheme on Jordanian economy and contribute to increasing a number of Syrian refugees, legally employed in Jordan, as well as Jordanians. 

(8)There should be a possibility to suspend temporarily the application of the Annex to this Decision, establishing a complementary list of working and processing in relation to a specific production facility if the conditions laid out in Article 1.1 of the Annex to this Decision are not met by that facility.

(9)There should also be a possibility to suspend temporarily the application of the Annex to this Decision with respect to any of the products listed in Article 2 of the Annex to this Decision imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to cause, or threaten to cause, serious injuries to Union producers of like or directly competing products in all or part of the territory of the Union or serious disturbances in any sector of the economy of the Union, in accordance with Articles 24 and 26 of the Agreement.

(10)This Decision should be valid for a limited period sufficient to provide an incentive for additional investment and employment generation and should therefore expire on 31 December 2026.

(11)The achievement by Jordan of its objective set in the framework of the International Conference of 4 February 2016 of creating approximately 200 000 job opportunities for Syrian refugees would represent a significant milestone also in respect of the implementation of this Decision, whereupon the Union and Jordan will consider further simplifying this support measure, also taking into account the future revision of the Pan-Euromed Convention on Rules of Origin.

(12)Jordan will develop a clear and stable legal framework for decent employment of Syrian refugees. Specifically, Jordan will continue to expand the sectors and occupations open to refugees, mainly at technical level, with a particular focus on women's participation. In implementing the National Empowerment and Employment Programme (NEEP) and in calculating the participation of non-Jordanians working across multiple sectors, Jordan will exempt refugees from possible reductions in the percentage of non-Jordanians and ensure the cost of work permits is waived.

(13)Jordan will create a clear framework for the set-up of joint ventures between Syrians and Jordanians, especially focusing on women, making sure that the rights of both parties are upheld, ownership clarified and access to finance facilitated.



(14)Jordan will create stronger synergies between public sector entities, the private sector and donors, in an effort to improve the business environment and attract investment. To complement this action, the international community will provide firm-level assistance and innovation support programmes, aimed at increasing Jordanian firms' export capability in sectors where the country has a competitive advantage in the global market.

(15)Jordan will ensure regulatory predictability, with the aim of reducing red tape and costs for investors. This includes the development of incentives for business formalisation, streamlining the process for company registration, adopting a stable legal infrastructure for insolvency, corporate taxation, bank lending, as well as developing non-bank financial institutions, and reducing the administrative burden for companies requiring an export license.

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:



Article 1

1.Annex II(a) to Protocol 3 of the Agreement, containing the conditions for application and the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order for the product manufactured in specific geographic areas connected with the additional employment of Syrian refugees to obtain originating status, is hereby replaced by a new version of Annex II(a) to Protocol 3 of the Agreement, contained in the Annex of this Decision. 

2.Annex II(a) to Protocol 3 of the Agreement shall apply until December 2026.

Article 2

The Annex shall form an integral part of this Decision.

Article 4

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption by the Association Committee.

Done in [Amman][Brussels], [x/x/]2018

For the EU-Jordan Association Committee

ANNEX

ANNEX II(a)

ADDENDUM TO THE LIST OF WORKING OR PROCESSING
REQUIRED TO BE CARRIED OUT ON NON-ORIGINATING MATERIALS

IN ORDER FOR THE PRODUCT MANUFACTURED TO OBTAIN ORIGINATING STATUS

Article 1
Common provisions

A.Definition of origin

1.For the products listed in Article 2, the following rules may also apply instead of the rules set out in Annex II of Protocol 3 provided that such products respect the following conditions:

(a)the required working or processing to be carried out on non-originating materials in order for such products to obtain originating status takes place in production facilities located in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and

(b)the total work force of each production facility located in the territory of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan where such products are worked or processed contains a proportion of Syrian refugees equivalent to at least 15 % during the first, second and third years after the date of the first exportation under the scheme (calculated individually for each production facility) and to at least 25 % from the beginning of the fourth year after the date of the first exportation under the scheme (calculated individually for each production facility).

2.The relevant proportion pursuant to subparagraph 1(b) shall be calculated at any point after the entry into force of this. Annex and on an annual basis thereafter taking into account the number of Syrian refugees that are employed in formal and decent jobs and on a Full-Time Equivalent basis, and that have received a work permit valid for a minimum period of twelve months under the applicable legislation of Jordan.

3.The competent authorities of Jordan shall monitor the respect of the conditions laid out in paragraph 1, shall grant to an exporter of products fulfilling such conditions an authorisation number and shall promptly withdraw such authorisation number when such conditions are no longer fulfilled.

B.Proof of origin

4.A proof of origin made out pursuant to this Annex shall contain the following statement in English: 'Derogation – Annex II(a) of Protocol 3 –authorisation number granted by the competent authorities of Jordan'.

C.Administrative cooperation

5.When, in accordance with Article 33(5) of this Protocol, as amended by decision No 1/2006 of the EU-Jordan Association Council 1 , the customs authorities of Jordan inform the European Commission or the requesting customs authorities of the Member States of the European Union (the 'Member States') of the results of the verification, they shall specify that the products listed in Article 2 fulfil the conditions laid out in paragraph 1.

6.Where the verification procedure or any other available information appears to indicate that the conditions laid out in paragraph 1 are not fulfilled, Jordan shall, on its own initiative or at the request of the European Commission or the customs authorities of the Member States, carry out appropriate inquiries or arrange for such inquiries to be carried out with due urgency to identify and prevent such contraventions. For this purpose, the European Commission or the customs authorities of the Member States may participate in the inquiries.

D.Report, monitoring and review

7.Each year after the entry into force of this Annex, Jordan shall submit a report to the European Commission on the operation and effects of this Annex, including production and export statistics at 8 digit level or the highest level of detail available, and a list identifying the companies producing in the Development Zones and Industrial Areas and specifying the percentage of Syrian refugees they each employed on a year-by-year basis. The Parties shall jointly review such reports and any issues relating to the implementation and monitoring of this Annex in the framework of the existing bodies created under the Association Agreement and in particular in the Sub-Committee on Industry, Trade and Services. The Parties shall also consider the involvement of relevant international organisations such as the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank in the monitoring process.

8.Four years after the entry into force of this Annex, the Parties shall carry out a mid-term review to determine if any modifications should be made in light of experience of the implementation of this Annex and the evolution of the conflict in Syria. Based on this mid-term review, the Association Committee may consider possible amendments to this Annex.

9.Once Jordan achieves its target of facilitating a greater participation of Syrian refugees in the formal labour market by issuing a total number of around 200,000 work permits to Syrian refugees, the Parties will consider further simplifying the provisions of this Annex taking into consideration the developments in the Syrian refugee crisis. The Association Committee may amend this Annex to this effect.

E.Temporary suspension

10.(a)The Union may refer the matter to the Association Committee where the Union considers that there is insufficient evidence of Jordan or any specific production facility complying with the conditions laid out in paragraph 1. The referral shall identify whether the failure to comply with the conditions laid out in paragraph 1 is attributable to Jordan or any specific production facility.

(b)If within 90 days of the matter being referred to it, the Association Committee fails to declare that the respect of the conditions laid out in paragraph 1 is ensured, or if it fails to amend this Annex, the application of this Annex shall be suspended. The extent of the suspension shall be that identified in the referral of the Union to the Association Committee.

(c)The Association Committee may also decide to extend the 90-day period in which case the suspension shall take effect where the Association Council has failed to take any of the actions identified in point (b) within the extended period of time.

(d)The application of this Annex may resume if the Association Committee so decides.

(e)In the event of a suspension, this Annex shall continue to apply for a period of 4 months in relation to goods which are either in transit, or in temporary storage in customs warehouses or in free zones in the Union, on the date of temporary suspension of the Annex and for which a proof of origin was properly made out in accordance with the provisions of this Annex prior to the date of temporary suspension.

F.Safeguard mechanism

11.Where a product listed in Article 2 benefiting from the application of this Annex is imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to cause, or threaten to cause, serious injury to Union producers of like or directly competitive products in all or part of the territory of the Union or serious disturbances in any sector of the economy of the Union, in accordance with Articles 24 and 26 of the Agreement, the Union may refer the matter for examination to the Association Committee. If within 90 days of the matter being referred to it, the Association Committee fails to adopt a decision putting an end to such serious injury or threat thereof or serious disturbances or if no other satisfactory solution has been reached, the application of this Annex shall be suspended with respect to that product, until the Association Committee adopts a decision declaring that they have ended or until a satisfactory solution has been reached by the Parties and is notified to the Association Committee.

G.Entry into force and application

12.This Annex shall apply from the day of entry into force of the Association Committee decision to which it is attached and until 31 December 2026.



Article 2

List of products and of required working and processing

The list of products to which this Annex applies and the rules of working and processing that may be applied as an alternative to those listed in Annex II are set out below.

Annex I to Protocol 3 of the Agreement containing the introductory notes to the list in Annex II to Protocol 3 of the Agreement applies mutatis mutandis to the list below, subject to the following amendments:

In Note 5.2, the following basic materials are added in the second paragraph:

glass fibres;

metal fibres.

In Note 7.3, the text is replaced by the following:

For the purposes of headings ex 2707 and 2713, simple operations, such as cleaning, decanting, desalting, water-separation, filtering, colouring, marking, obtaining a sulphur-content as a result of mixing products with different sulphur-contents, or any combination of these operations or like operations, do not confer origin.




ex Chapter 25

Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product.

ex 2519

Crushed natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite), in hermetically-sealed containers, and magnesium oxide, whether or not pure, other than fused magnesia or dead-burned (sintered) magnesia.

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite) may be used.

ex Chapter 27

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product.

ex 2707

Oils in which the weight of the aromatic constituents exceeds that of the non-aromatic constituents, being oils similar to mineral oils obtained by distillation of high temperature coal tar, of which more than 65 % by volume distils at a temperature of up to 250°C (including mixtures of petroleum spirit and benzole), for use as power or heating fuels.

Operations of refining and/or one or more specific process(es) 2

or

other operations in which all the materials used are classified within a heading other than that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product.

2710

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous materials, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous materials, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.

Operations of refining and/or one or more specific process(es) 3

or

other operations in which all the materials used are classified within a heading other than that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product. 

2711

Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.

Operations of refining and/or one or more specific process(es)

or

other operations in which all the materials used are classified within a heading other than that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product.

2712

Petroleum jelly; paraffin wax, microcrystalline petroleum wax, slack wax, ozokerite, lignite wax, peat wax, other mineral waxes, and similar products obtained by synthesis or by other processes, whether or not coloured.

Operations of refining and/or one or more specific process(es)2

or

other operations in which all the materials used are classified within a heading other than that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product.

2713

Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous materials.

Operations of refining and/or one or more specific process(es)1

or

other operations in which all the materials used are classified within a heading other than that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product.

ex Chapter 28

Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product.

ex 2811

Sulphur trioxide; and

Manufacture from sulphur dioxide

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 2840

Sodium perborate ;

Manufacture from disodium tetraborate pentahydrate

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

2843

Colloidal precious metals; inorganic or organic compounds of precious metals, whether or not chemically defined; amalgams of precious metals

Manufacture from materials of any heading, including other materials of heading 2843.

ex 2852

-    Mercury compounds of internal ethers and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.

Manufacture from materials of any heading. However, the value of all the materials of heading 2909 used shall not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70% of the ex-works price of the product

-    Mercury compounds of nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds.

Manufacture from materials of any heading. However, the value of all the materials of headings 2852, 2932, 2933 and 2934 used shall not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product.

ex Chapter 29

Organic chemicals; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product.

ex 2905

Metal alcoholates of alcohols of this heading and of ethanol; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, including other materials of heading 2905. However, metal alcoholates of this heading may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product.

2905 43;    
2905 44;
   
2905 45

Mannitol; D-glucitol (sorbitol); Glycerol

Manufacture from materials of any sub-heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same sub-heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

2915

Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

Manufacture from materials of any heading. However, the value of all the materials of headings 2915 and 2916 used shall not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 2932

– Internal ethers and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

Manufacture from materials of any heading. However, the value of all the materials of heading 2909 used shall not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

– Cyclic acetals and internal hemiacetals and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

Manufacture from materials of any heading

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

2933

Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only

Manufacture from materials of any heading. However, the value of all the materials of headings 2932 and 2933 used shall not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

2934

Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds

Manufacture from materials of any heading. However, the value of all the materials of headings 2932, 2933 and 2934 used shall not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

Chapter 31

Fertilisers

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

Chapter 32

Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20% of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 33

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20% of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3301

Essential oils (terpeneless or not), including concretes and absolutes; resinoids; extracted oleoresins; concentrates of essential oils in fats, in fixed oils, in waxes or the like, obtained by enfleurage or maceration; terpenic by-products of the deterpenation of essential oils; aqueous distillates and aqueous solutions of essential oils.

Manufacture from materials of any heading, including materials of a different 'group' 4 in this heading. However, materials of the same group as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 34

Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3404

Artificial waxes and prepared waxes:

– With a basis of paraffin, petroleum waxes, waxes obtained from bituminous minerals, slack wax or scale wax

Manufacture from materials of any heading

Chapter 35

Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product, in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

Chapter 37

Photographic or cinematographic goods

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 38

Miscellaneous chemical products; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20% of the ex-works price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3803

Refined tall oil

Refining of crude tall oil

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3805

Spirits of sulphate turpentine, purified

Purification by distillation or refining of raw spirits of sulphate turpentine

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

3806 30

Ester gums

Manufacture from resin acids

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3807

Wood pitch (wood tar pitch)

Distillation of wood tar

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

3809 10

Finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the dyeing or fixing of dyestuffs and other products and preparations (for example, dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included: With a basis of amylaceous substances

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

3823

Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining; industrial fatty alcohols

Manufacture from materials of any heading, including other materials of heading 3823

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

3824 60

Sorbitol other than that of sub-heading 2905 44

Manufacture from materials of any sub-heading, except that of the product and except materials of sub-heading 2905 44. However, materials of the same sub-heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20 % of the exworks price of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 39

Plastics and articles thereof; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product.

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3907

- Copolymer, made from polycarbonate and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS)

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of the same heading as the product may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product 5

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

– Polyester

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture from polycarbonate of tetrabromo-(bisphenol A)

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3920

Ionomer sheet or film

Manufacture from a thermoplastic partial salt which is a copolymer of ethylene and metacrylic acid partly neutralised with metal ions, mainly zinc and sodium

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 3921

Foils of plastic, metallised

Manufacture from highly-transparent polyester-foils with a thickness of less than 23 micron 6

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 40

Rubber and articles thereof; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

4012

Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber; solid or cushion tyres, tyre treads and tyre flaps, of rubber:

– Retreaded pneumatic, solid or cushion tyres, of rubber

Retreading of used tyres

– Other

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except those of headings 4011 and 4012

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 41

Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

4101 to 4103

Raw hides and skins of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals (fresh, or salted, dried, limed, pickled or otherwise preserved, but not tanned, parchment dressed or further prepared), whether or not dehaired or split; raw skins of sheep or lambs (fresh, or salted, dried, limed, pickled or otherwise preserved, but not tanned, parchment dressed or further prepared), whether or not with wool on or split, other than those excluded by note 1(c) to Chapter 41; other raw hides and skins (fresh, or salted, dried, limed, pickled or otherwise preserved, but not tanned, parchment dressed or further prepared), whether or not dehaired or split, other than those excluded by note 1(b) or 1(c) to Chapter 41

Manufacture from materials of any heading

4104 to 4106

Tanned or crust hides and skins, without wool or hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared

Re-tanning of tanned or pre-tanned hides and skins of sub-headings 4104 11, 4104 19, 4105 10, 4106 21, 4106 31 or 4106 91,

or

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

4107, 4112, 4113

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, materials of sub-headings 4104 41, 4104 49, 4105 30, 4106 22, 4106 32 and 4106 92 may be used only if a re-tanning operation of the tanned or crust hides and skins in the dry state takes place

Chapter 42

Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk worm gut)

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 43

Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

4301

Raw furskins (including heads, tails, paws and other pieces or cuttings, suitable for furrier's use), other than raw hides and skins of heading 4101, 4102 or 4103

Manufacture from materials of any heading

ex 4302

Tanned or dressed furskins, assembled:

– Plates, crosses and similar forms

Bleaching or dyeing, in addition to cutting and assembly of non-assembled tanned or dressed furskins

– Other

Manufacture from non-assembled, tanned or dressed furskins

4303

Articles of apparel, clothing accessories and other articles of furskin

Manufacture from non-assembled tanned or dressed furskins of heading 4302

ex Chapter 44

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 4407

Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm, planed, sanded or end-jointed

Planing, sanding or end-jointing

ex 4408

Sheets for veneering (including those obtained by slicing laminated wood) and for plywood, of a thickness not exceeding 6 mm, spliced, and other wood sawn lengthwise, sliced or peeled of a thickness not exceeding 6 mm, planed, sanded or end-jointed

Splicing, planing, sanding or endjointing

ex 4410 to ex 4413

Beadings and mouldings, including moulded skirting and other moulded boards

Beading or moulding

ex 4415

Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings, of wood

Manufacture from boards not cut to size

ex 4418

– Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, cellular wood panels, shingles and shakes may be used

– Beadings and mouldings

Beading or moulding

ex 4421

Match splints; wooden pegs or pins for footwear

Manufacture from wood of any heading, except drawn wood of heading 4409

ex Chapter 51

Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

5106 to 5110

Yarn of wool, of fine or coarse animal hair or of horsehair

Spinning of natural fibres or extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning 7

5111 to 5113

Woven fabrics of wool, of fine or coarse animal hair or of horsehair:

Weaving6

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling) where the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 52

Cotton; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

5204 to 5207

Yarn and thread of cotton

Spinning of natural fibres or extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning6

5208 to 5212

Woven fabrics of cotton:

Weaving6

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling) where the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter53

Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

5306 to 5308

Yarn of other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn

Spinning of natural fibres or extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning6

5309 to 5311

Woven fabrics of other vegetable textile fibres; woven fabrics of paper yarn:

Weaving6

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling) where the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product

5401 to 5406

Yarn, monofilament and thread of man-made filaments

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning OR spinning of natural fibres6

5407 and 5408

Woven fabrics of man-made filament yarn:

Weaving6

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling) where the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product

5501 to 5507

Man-made staple fibres

Extrusion of man-made fibres

5508 to 5511

Yarn and sewing thread of man-made staple fibres

Spinning of natural fibres or extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning6

5512 to 5516

Woven fabrics of man-made staple fibres:

Weaving6

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling) where the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter56

Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof; except for:

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning or spinning of natural fibres

or

Flocking accompanied by dyeing or printing6

5602

Felt, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated:

-    Needleloom felt

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by fabric formation,

However:

-    polypropylene filament of heading 5402,

-    polypropylene fibres of heading 5503 or 5506, or

-    polypropylene filament tow of heading 5501,

of which the denomination in all cases of a single filament or fibre is less than 9 decitex,

may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 40 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

Fabric formation alone in the case of felt made from natural fibres6

-    Other

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by fabric formation,

or

Fabric formation alone in the case of other felt made from natural fibres6

5603

Nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated

Any non-woven process including needle punching

5604

Rubber thread and cord, textile covered; textile yarn, and strip and the like of heading 5404 or 5405, impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or plastics:

-    Rubber thread and cord, textile covered

Manufacture from rubber thread or cord, not textile covered

-    Other

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning or spinning of natural fibres6

5605

Metallised yarn, whether or not gimped, being textile yarn, or strip or the like of heading 5404 or 5405, combined with metal in the form of thread, strip or powder or covered with metal

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning or spinning of natural and/or man-made staple fibres6

5606

Gimped yarn, and strip and the like of heading 5404 or 5405, gimped (other than those of heading 5605 and gimped horsehair yarn); chenille yarn (including flock chenille yarn); loop wale-yarn

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by spinning or spinning of natural and/or man-made staple fibres

or

Spinning accompanied with flocking

or

Flocking accompanied by dyeing6

Chapter 57

Carpets and other textile floor coverings:

Spinning of natural and/or man-made staple fibres or extrusion of man-made filament yarn, in each case accompanied by weaving

or

Manufacture from coir yarn or sisal yarn or jute yarn

or

Flocking accompanied by dyeing or by printing

or

Tufting accompanied by dyeing or by printing

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by non-woven techniques including needle punching6

However:

-    polypropylene filament of heading 5402,

-    polypropylene fibres of heading 5503 or 5506, or

-    polypropylene filament tow of heading 5501,

of which the denomination in all cases of a single filament or fibre is less than 9 decitex, may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 40 % of the ex-works price of the product

Jute fabric may be used as a backing

ex Chapter 58

Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery; except for:

Weaving6

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling) where the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product

5805

Hand-woven tapestries of the types Gobelins, Flanders, Aubusson, Beauvais and the like, and needle-worked tapestries (for example, petit point, cross stitch), whether or not made up

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

5810

Embroidery in the piece, in strips or in motifs

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product

5901

Textile fabrics coated with gum or amylaceous substances, of a kind used for the outer covers of books or the like; tracing cloth; prepared painting canvas; buckram and similar stiffened textile fabrics of a kind used for hat foundations

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or by flocking or by coating

or

Flocking accompanied by dyeing or printing

5902

Tyre cord fabric of high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides, polyesters or viscose rayon:

-    Containing not more than 90 % by weight of textile materials

Weaving

-    Other

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by weaving

5903

Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, other than those of heading 5902

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or by coating

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendering, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling), provided that the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product

5904

Linoleum, whether or not cut to shape; floor coverings consisting of a coating or covering applied on a textile backing, whether or not cut to shape

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or by coating6

5905

Textile wall coverings:

-    Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber, plastics or other materials

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or by coating

-    Other

Spinning of natural and/or man-made staple fibres or extrusion of man-made filament yarn, in each case accompanied by weaving

or

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or by coating

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendering, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling), provided that the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product6:

5906

Rubberised textile fabrics, other than those of heading 5902:

-    Knitted or crocheted fabrics

Spinning of natural and/or man-made staple fibres or extrusion of man-made filament yarn, in each case accompanied by knitting

or

Knitting accompanied by dyeing or by coating

or

Dyeing of yarn of natural fibres accompanied by knitting6

-    Other fabrics made of synthetic filament yarn, containing more than 90% by weight of textile materials

Extrusion of man-made fibres accompanied by weaving

-    Other

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or by coating

or

Dyeing of yarn of natural fibres accompanied by weaving

5907

Textile fabrics otherwise impregnated, coated or covered; painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio back-cloths or the like

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or by flocking or by coating

or

Flocking accompanied by dyeing or by printing

or

Printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendering, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling), provided that the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5 % of the ex-works price of the product

5908

Textile wicks, woven, plaited or knitted, for lamps, stoves, lighters, candles or the like; incandescent gas mantles and tubular knitted gas mantle fabric therefor, whether or not impregnated:

-    Incandescent gas mantles, impregnated

Manufacture from tubular knitted gas-mantle fabric

-    Other

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

5909 to 5911

Textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use:

-    Polishing discs or rings other than of felt of heading 5911

Weaving

-    Woven fabrics, of a kind commonly used in papermaking or other technical uses, felted or not, whether or not impregnated or coated, tubular or endless with single or multiple warp and/or weft, or flat woven with multiple warp and/or weft of heading 5911

Weaving6

-    Other

Extrusion of man-made filament yarn OR spinning of natural or man-made staple fibres, accompanied by weaving6

or

Weaving accompanied by dyeing or coating

Chapter 60

Knitted or crocheted fabrics

Spinning of natural and/or man-made staple fibres or extrusion of man-made filament yarn, in each case accompanied by knitting

or

Knitting accompanied by dyeing or by flocking or by coating

or

Flocking accompanied by dyeing or by printing

or

Dyeing of yarn of natural fibres accompanied by knitting

or

Twisting or texturing accompanied by knitting provided that the value of the non-twisted/non-textured yarns used does not exceed 47.5 % of the ex-works price of the product

Chapter 61

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted:

-    Obtained by sewing together or otherwise assembling, two or more pieces of knitted or crocheted fabric which have been either cut to form or obtained directly to form

Manufacture from fabric

-    Other

Spinning of natural and/or man-made staple fibres or extrusion of man-made filament yarn, in each case accompanied by knitting (knitted to shape products)

or

Dyeing of yarn of natural fibres accompanied by knitting (knitted to shape products)6

ex Chapter 62

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted; except for:

Manufacture from fabric

6213 and 6214

Handkerchiefs, shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like:

-    Embroidered

Weaving accompanied by making-up (including cutting)

OR

Manufacture from unembroidered fabric, provided that the value of the unembroidered fabric used does not exceed 40% of the ex-works price of the product 8

OR

Making-up preceded by printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendering, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling), provided that the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5 % of the ex-works price of the product6 7

-    Other

Weaving accompanied by making-up (including cutting)

or

Making-up followed by printing accompanied by at least two preparatory finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendering, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling), provided that the value of the unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product6 7

6217

Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than those of heading 6212:

-    Embroidered

Weaving accompanied by making-up (including cutting)

or

Manufacture from unembroidered fabric, provided that the value of the unembroidered fabric used does not exceed 40% of the ex-works price of the product7

-    Fire-resistant equipment of fabric covered with foil of aluminised polyester

Weaving accompanied by making-up (including cutting)

or

Coating provided that the value of the uncoated fabric used does not exceed 40% of the ex-works price of the product accompanied by making-up (including cutting)7

-    Interlinings for collars and cuffs, cut out

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product, and in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 40% of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 63

Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

6301 to 6304

Blankets, travelling rugs, bed linen etc.; curtains etc.; other furnishing articles:

-    Of felt, of nonwovens

Any non-woven process including needle punching accompanied by making up (including cutting)

-    Other:

--    Embroidered

Weaving or knitting accompanied by making-up (including cutting)

or

Manufacture from unembroidered fabric, provided that the value of the unembroidered fabric used does not exceed 40% of the ex-works price of the product7 9

--    Other

Weaving or knitting accompanied by making-up (including cutting)

6305

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods

Weaving or knitting and making-up (including cutting)6

6306

Tarpaulins, awnings and sun blinds; tents; sails for boats, sailboards or landcraft; camping goods:

-    Of nonwovens

Any non-woven process including needle punching accompanied by making up (including cutting)

-    Other

Weaving accompanied by making-up (including cutting)6 7

or

Coating provided that the value of the uncoated fabric used does not exceed 40 % of the ex-works price of the product accompanied by making-up (including cutting)

6307

Other made-up articles, including dress patterns

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 40 % of the ex-works price of the product

6308

Sets consisting of woven fabric and yarn, whether or not with accessories, for making up into rugs, tapestries, embroidered table cloths or serviettes, or similar textile articles, put up in packings for retail sale

Each item in the set must satisfy the rule which would apply to it if it were not included in the set. However, non-originating articles may be incorporated, provided that their total value does not exceed 25 % of the ex-works price of the set

ex Chapter 64

Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except from assemblies of uppers affixed to inner soles or to other sole components of heading 6406

6406

Parts of footwear (including uppers whether or not attached to soles other than outer soles); removable in-soles, heel cushions and similar articles; gaiters, leggings and similar articles, and parts thereof

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

Chapter 65

Headgear and parts thereof

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

ex Chapter 68

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 6803

Articles of slate or of agglomerated slate

Manufacture from worked slate

ex 6812

Articles of asbestos; articles of mixtures with a basis of asbestos or of mixtures with a basis of asbestos and magnesium carbonate

Manufacture from materials of any heading

ex 6814

Articles of mica, including agglomerated or reconstituted mica, on a support of paper, paperboard or other materials

Manufacture from worked mica (including agglomerated or reconstituted mica)

Chapter 69

Ceramic products

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 70

Glass and glassware, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

7006

Glass of heading 7003, 7004 or 7005,bent, edge-worked, engraved, drilled,

– Glass-plate substrates, coated with a dielectric thin film, and of a semiconductor grade in accordance with SEMII-standards 10

Manufacture from non-coated glass-plate substrate of heading 7006

– Other

Manufacture from materials of heading 7001

7010

Carboys, bottles, flasks, jars, pots, phials, ampoules and other containers, of glass, of a kind used for the conveyance or packing of goods; preserving jars of glass; stoppers, lids and other closures, of glass

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Cutting of glassware, provided that the total value of the uncut glassware used does not exceed 50% of the ex-works price of the product

7013

Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, indoor decoration or similar purposes (other than that of heading 7010 or 7018)

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Cutting of glassware, provided that the total value of the uncut glassware used does not exceed 50% of the ex-works price of the product

or

Hand-decoration (except silk-screen printing) of hand-blown glassware, provided that the total value of the hand-blown glassware used does not exceed 50% of the ex-works price of the product

ex 7019

Articles (other than yarn) of glass fibres

Manufacture from:

– uncoloured slivers, rovings, yarn or chopped strands, or

– glass wool

ex Chapter 71

Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70% of the ex-works price of the product

7106, 7108 and 7110

Precious metals:

- Unwrought

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except those of headings 7106, 7108 and 7110

or

Electrolytic, thermal or chemical separation of precious metals of heading 7106, 7108 or 7110

or

Fusion and/or alloying of precious metals of heading 7106, 7108 or 7110 with each other or with base metals

- Semi-manufactured or in powder form

Manufacture from unwrought precious metals

ex 7107, ex 7109 and ex 7111

Metals clad with precious metals, semi-manufactured

Manufacture from metals clad with precious metals, unwrought

7115

Other articles of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

7117

Imitation jewellery

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture from base metal parts, not plated or covered with precious metals, provided that the value of all the materials used does not exceed 50% of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 73

Articles of iron or steel; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

ex 7301

Sheet piling

Manufacture from materials of heading 7207

7302

Railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel, the following: rails, check-rails and rack rails, switch blades, crossing frogs, point rods and other crossing pieces, sleepers (cross-ties), fish-plates, chairs, chair wedges, sole pates (base plates), rail clips, bedplates, ties and other material specialised for jointing or fixing rails

Manufacture from materials of heading 7206

7304, 7305 and 7306

Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel

Manufacture from materials of heading 7206, 7207, 7208, 7209, 7210, 7211, 7212, 7218, 7219, 7220 or 7224

ex 7307

Tube or pipe fittings of stainless steel

Turning, drilling, reaming, threading, deburring and sandblasting of forged blanks, provided that the total value of the forged blanks used does not exceed 35 % of the ex-works price of the product

7308

Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 9406) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge-sections, lock-gates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, shutters, balustrades, pillars and columns), of iron or steel; plates, rods, angles, shapes, sections, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, of iron or steel

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, welded angles, shapes and sections of heading 7301 may not be used

ex 7315

Skid chain

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials of heading 7315 used does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 74

Copper and articles thereof; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

7403

Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought

Manufacture from materials of any heading

ex Chapter 76

Aluminium and articles thereof; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

7601

Unwrought aluminium

Manufacture from materials of any heading

7607

Aluminium foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0,2 mm

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and heading 7606

ex Chapter 78

Lead and articles thereof, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

7801

Unwrought lead:

- Refined lead

Manufacture from materials of any heading

- Other

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, waste and scrap of heading 7802 may not be used

Chapter 80

Tin and articles thereof

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

ex Chapter 82

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8206

Tools of two or more of the headings 8202 to 8205, put up in sets for retail sale

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except those of headings 8202 to 8205. However, tools of headings 8202 to 8205 may be incorporated into the set, provided that their total value does not exceed 15% of the ex-works price of the set

8211

Knives with cutting blades, serrated or not (including pruning knives), other than knives of heading 8208 , and blades therefor

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, knife blades and handles of base metal may be used

8214

Other articles of cutlery (for example; hair clippers, butchers' or kitchen cleavers, choppers and mincing knives, paper knives); manicure or pedicure sets and instruments (including nail files)

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, handles of base metal may be used

8215

Spoons, forks, ladles, skimmers, cake-servers, fish-knives, butter-knives, sugar tongs and similar kitchen or tableware

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, handles of base metal may be used

ex Chapter 83

Miscellaneous articles of base metal; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 8302

Other mountings, fittings and similar articles suitable for buildings, and automatic door closers

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, other materials of heading 8302 may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 20% of the ex-works price of the product

ex 8306

Statuettes and other ornaments, of base metal

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, other materials of heading 8306 may be used, provided that their total value does not exceed 30% of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 84

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8401

Nuclear reactors; fuel elements (cartridges), non-irradiated, for nuclear reactors; machinery and apparatus for isotopic separation

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8407

Spark-ignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8408

Compression-ignition internal combustion piston engines (diesel or semi-diesel engines

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8427

Fork-lift trucks; other works trucks fitted with lifting or handling equipment

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8482

Ball or roller bearings

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 85

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles; except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8501, 8502

Electric motors and generators; Electric generating sets and rotary converters

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8503

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8513

Portable electric lamps designed to function by their own source of energy (for example, dry batteries, accumulators, magnetos), other than lighting equipment of heading 8512

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8519

Sound recording and sound reproducing apparatus

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8522

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8521

Video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8522

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8523

Prepared unrecorded media for sound recording or similar recording of other phenomena, other than products of Chapter 37

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8525

Transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras, digital cameras and other video camera recorders

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8529

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8526

Radar apparatus, radio navigational aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8529

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8527

Reception apparatus for radio-broadcasting, whether or not combined, in the same housing, with sound recording or reproducing apparatus or a clock

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8529

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8528

Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8529

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8535 to 8537

Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits, or for making connections to or in electrical circuits; connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables; boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, for electric control or the distribution of electricity

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product and of heading 8538

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8540 11 and 8540 12

Cathode ray television picture tubes, including video monitor cathode ray tubes

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 8542 31 to ex 8542 33 and ex 8542 39

Monolithic integrated circuits

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 50 % of the ex-works price of the product

or

The operation of diffusion, in which integrated circuits are formed on a semi-conductor substrate by the selective introduction of an appropriate dopant, whether or not assembled and/or tested in a non-party

8544

Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including coaxial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8545

Carbon electrodes, carbon brushes, lamp carbons, battery carbons and other articles of graphite or other carbon, with or without metal, of a kind used for electrical purposes

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8546

Electrical insulators of any material

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8547

Insulating fittings for electrical machines, appliances or equipment, being fittings wholly of insulating materials apart from any minor components of metal (for example, threaded sockets) incorporated during moulding solely for purposes of assembly, other than insulators of heading 8546; electrical conduit tubing and joints therefor, of base metal lined with insulating material

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8548

Waste and scrap of primary cells, primary batteries and electric accumulators; spent primary cells, spent primary batteries and spent electric accumulators; electrical parts of machinery or apparatus, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

Chapter 86

Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds.

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 87

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof; except for:

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

8711

Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without side-cars; side-cars

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 90

Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

9002

Lenses, prisms, mirrors and other optical elements, of any material, mounted, being parts of or fittings for instruments or apparatus, other than such elements of glass not optically worked

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

9033

Parts and accessories (not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter) for machines, appliances, instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

Chapter 91

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

Chapter 94

Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex Chapter 95

Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

ex 9506

Golf clubs and parts thereof

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, roughly-shaped blocks for making golf-club heads may be used

ex Chapter 96

Miscellaneous manufactured articles, except for:

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product

or

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

9601 and 9602

Worked ivory, bone, tortoiseshell, horn, antlers, coral, mother-of-pearl and other animal carving material, and articles of these materials (including articles obtained by moulding.

Worked vegetable or mineral carving material and articles of these materials; moulded or carved articles of wax, of stearin, of natural gums or natural resins or of modelling pastes, and other moulded or carved articles, not elsewhere specified or included; worked, unhardened gelatine (except gelatine of heading 3503) and articles of unhardened gelatin

Manufacture from materials of any heading

9603

Brooms, brushes (including brushes constituting parts of machines, appliances or vehicles), hand-operated mechanical floor sweepers, not motorized, mops and feather dusters; prepared knots and tufts for broom or brush making; paint pads and rollers, squeegees (other than roller squeegees)

Manufacture in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70 % of the ex-works price of the product

9605

Travel sets for personal toilet, sewing or shoe or clothes cleaning

Each item in the set must satisfy the rule which would apply to it if it were not included in the set. However, non-originating articles may be incorporated, provided that their total value does not exceed 15 % of the ex-works price of the set

9606

Buttons, press-fasteners, snap-fasteners and press-studs, button moulds and other parts of these articles; button blanks

Manufacture:

- from materials of any heading, except that of the product, and

- in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70% of the ex-works price of the product

9608

Ball-point pens; felt-tipped and other porous-tipped pens and markers; fountain pens, stylograph pens and other pens; duplicating stylos; propelling or sliding pencils; pen-holders, pencilholders and similar holders; parts (including caps and clips) of the foregoing articles, other than those of heading 9609

Manufacture from materials of any heading, except that of the product. However, nibs or nib-points of the same heading as the product may be used

9612

Typewriter or similar ribbons, inked or otherwise prepared for giving impressions, whether or not on spools or in cartridges; ink-pads, whether or not inked, with or without boxes

Manufacture:

- from materials of any heading, except that of the product, and

- in which the value of all the materials used does not exceed 70% of the ex-works price of the product

9613 20

Pocket lighters, gas fuelled, refillable

Manufacture in which the total value of the materials of heading 9613 used does not exceed 30% of the ex-works price of the product

9614

Smoking pipes (including pipe bowls) and cigar or cigarette holders, and parts thereof

Manufacture from materials of any heading

(1)    Decision No 1/2006 of the EU-Jordan Association Council of 15 June 2006 amending Protocol 3 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement, concerning the definition of the concept of originating products and methods of administrative cooperation (OJ L 209, 31.7.2006, p. 30).
(2)    For the special conditions relating to "specific processes", see Introductory Notes 7.1 and 7.3.
(3)    For the special conditions relating to "specific processes", see Introductory Note 7.2.
(4)    A "group" is regarded as any part of the heading separated from the rest by a semi-colon.
(5)    In the case of the products composed of materials classified within both headings 3901 to 3906, on the one hand, and within headings 3907 to 3911, on the other hand, this restriction only applies to that group of materials which predominates by weight in the product.
(6)    The following foils shall be considered as highly transparent: foils, the optical dimming of which, measured according to ASTM-D 1003-16 by Gardner Hazemeter (i.e. Hazefactor), is less than 2 %.
(7)    For special conditions relating to products made of a mixture of textile materials, see Introductory Note 5.
(8)    See Introductory Note 6.
(9)    For knitted or crocheted articles, not elastic or rubberised, obtained by sewing or assembling pieces of knitted or crocheted fabrics (cut out or knitted directly to shape), see Introductory Note 6.
(10)    SEMII – Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute Incorporated
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