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Commission notice concerning the application of the transitional rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the applying Contracting Parties in the pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) zone 2022/C 31/01

PUB/2021/1044

OJ C 31, 21.1.2022, p. 1–3 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

21.1.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 31/1


Commission notice concerning the application of the transitional rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the applying Contracting Parties in the pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) zone

(2022/C 31/01)

For the purpose of the application of diagonal cumulation of origin among the applying Contracting Parties (1), the applying Contracting Parties concerned notify each other, through the European Commission, of the origin rules in force with the other applying Contracting Parties.

It is recalled that diagonal cumulation (of working, processing and/or materials) can only be applied if the applying Contracting Parties of final manufacture and of final destination have concluded free trade agreements, containing identical rules of origin, with all the applying Contracting Parties participating in the acquisition of originating status.

Products originating in an applying Contracting Party which has not concluded an agreement with the applying Contracting Parties of final manufacture and/or of final destination shall be treated as non-originating.

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

 

Table 1 – a simplified overview of cumulation possibilities on 1 January 2022.

 

Table 2 – the date from which diagonal cumulation becomes applicable.

In Table 1, an ‘X’ marks the existence between 2 partners of a free trade agreement containing rules of origin allowing cumulation based on the transitional rules of origin. To use diagonal cumulation with a third partner, an ‘X’ should be present in all the intersection of the table between the 3 partners.

In Table 2, the dates mentioned refer to the date of application of diagonal cumulation on the basis of Article 8 of Appendix A to each protocol on rules of origin between the applying Contracting Parties. In that case the date is preceded by ‘(T)’.

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

European Union

EU

EFTA States:

Iceland

IS

Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) (2)

CH (+ LI)

Norway

NO

The Faroe Islands

FO

The participants in the Barcelona Process:

Jordan

JO

Palestine (3)

PS

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

Albania

AL

North Macedonia

MK

Serbia

RS

Georgia

GE

The Republic of Moldova

MD

This notice replaces notice 2021/C 492/01 (OJ C 492, 8.12.2021, p. 1).

Table 1

Simplified overview of diagonal cumulation possibilities under the transitional rules of origin in the pan-Euro-Med zone on 1 January 2022

 

EU

CH (+LI)

IS

NO

FO

JO

PS

AL

MK

RS

GE

MD

EU

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CH(+LI)

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

IS

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

NO

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

FO

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JO

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MK

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 2

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

 

EU

CH (+LI)

IS

NO

FO

JO

PS

AL

MK

RS

GE

MD

EU

 

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 09.09.2021

(T) 06.12.2021

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 16.11.2021

CH(+LI)

(T) 01.09.2021

 

(T) 01.11.2021

(T) 01.11.2021

 

 

 

(T) 01.01.2022

 

(T) 01.01.2022

 

 

IS

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.11.2021

 

(T) 01.11.2021

 

 

 

(T) 01.01.2022

 

(T) 01.01.2022

 

 

NO

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.11.2021

(T) 01.11.2021

 

 

 

 

(T) 01.01.2022

 

(T) 01.01.2022

 

 

FO

(T) 01.09.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JO

(T) 01.09.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

(T) 01.09.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

(T) 01.09.2021

(T) 01.01.2022

(T) 01.01.2022

(T) 01.01.2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MK

(T) 09.09.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS

(T) 06.12.2021

(T) 01.01.2022

(T) 01.01.2022

(T) 01.01.2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE

(T) 01.09.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

(T) 16.11.2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1)  ’Applying Contracting Party’ means a Contracting Party to the PEM Convention that incorporates the PEM transitional rules of origin in its bilateral preferential trade agreements with another Contracting Party to the PEM Convention.

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

(3)  This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.


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