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Notice from the European Commission on cumulation between the European Union and certain States belonging to the African Caribbean and Pacific group of States (‘ACP States’) applying an EPA, other ACP States and the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union under the Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the CARIFORUM States, the Pacific States and the Eastern and Southern Africa States

OJ C 69, 22.2.2019, p. 2–3 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

22.2.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 69/2


Notice from the European Commission on cumulation between the European Union and certain States belonging to the African Caribbean and Pacific group of States (‘ACP States’) applying an EPA, other ACP States and the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union under the Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the CARIFORUM States, the Pacific States and the Eastern and Southern Africa States

(2019/C 69/02)

The Protocols concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation to the Economic Partnership Agreements (the ‘EPAs’) between the European Union (‘the Union’) and the CARIFORUM States (1), the Pacific States (2) and the Eastern and Southern Africa (‘ESA’) (3) provide for cumulation of origin in the Union (4).

Cumulation allows exporters in the Union, under the specific conditions of each EPA, to incorporate in the products they export under those EPA, materials originating in an EPA State, in other African, Caribbean and Pacific (‘ACP’) States or in the overseas countries and territories (the ‘OCTs’) (5), as if they were originating in the Union; and to consider working or processing carried out in an EPA State, in other ACP States or in the OCTs as having been carried out in the Union.

The said cumulation subject to the fulfilment of specific requirements provided by each Protocol on rules of origin to the EPAs indicated in this notice may only apply if the Union:

has concluded an arrangement or agreement on administrative cooperation with the countries and territories concerned, which ensures a correct implementation of cumulation, and

has provided the EPA States, with details of such agreements on administrative cooperation.

The Union has concluded arrangements or agreements on administrative cooperation with the following ACP States and OCTs:

ACP EPA States:

Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; the Commonwealth of Dominica; the Dominican Republic; Grenada; the Cooperative Republic of Guyana; Jamaica; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; the Republic of Suriname and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago;

Central Africa Region: the Republic of Cameroon;

Eastern and Southern Africa Region: the Republic of Madagascar; the Republic of Mauritius; the Republic of Seychelles and the Republic of Zimbabwe;

Pacific Region: the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Fiji Islands and Samoa;

Southern African Development Community: the Republic of Botswana; the Kingdom of Eswatini; the Kingdom of Lesotho; the Republic of Mozambique; the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of South Africa;

West Africa Region: the Republic of the Ivory Coast; the Republic of Ghana.

Other ACP States:

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Cook Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia.

OCTs:

Greenland; New Caledonia and Dependencies; French Polynesia; French Southern and Antarctic Territories; Wallis and Futuna Islands; Saint Barthelemy; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Aruba; Bonaire; Curaçao; Saba; Sint Eustasius; Sint Marteen; Anguilla; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands; Montserrat; Pitcairn; Saint Helena and its Dependencies; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; Turks and Caicos Islands and British Virgin Islands.

The European Commission has duly notified the details of such agreements on administrative cooperation to the CARIFORUM States, the Pacific States and the ESA States.

By the present notice interested parties are informed that the Union fulfils the administrative requirements specified within each Protocol (6).

Cumulation in the Union provided for under the Protocols on rules of origin to the EPAs indicated in this notice may therefore be applied from the date of publication of this notice, subject to the fulfilment of other requirements provided by each Protocol (7), with the countries and territories mentioned in this notice.

The present notice is published in accordance with:

paragraph 3 (c) of Article 3 of Protocol I to the CARIFORUM-EU EPA;

paragraph 6 (c) of Article 3 of Protocol II to the Pacific-EU interim EPA;

paragraph 6 (c) of Article 3 of Protocol 1 to the ESA-EU interim EPA.


(1)  OJ L 289, 30.10.2008, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 272, 16.10.2009, p. 2.

(3)  OJ L 111, 24.4.2012, p. 2.

(4)  Article 3 of Protocol I to the EU-CARIFORUM EPA;

Article 3 of Protocol II to the EU-Pacific interim EPA;

Article 3 of Protocol I to the EU-ESA interim EPA.

(5)  OCTs listed in Annex II to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

(6)  Paragraphs 3(a) and (c) of Article 3 of Protocol I to the CARIFORUM-EU EPA;

Paragraphs 6(a) and (c) of Article 3 of Protocol II to the Pacific-EU ínterim EPA;

Paragraphs 6(a) and (c) Article 3 of Protocol I to the ESA-EU ínterim EPA.

(7)  Paragraph 3(b) of Article 3 of Protocol I to the CARIFORUM-EU EPA;

Paragraph 6(b) of Article 3 of Protocol II to the Pacific-EU ínterim EPA;

Paragraph 6(b) Article 3 of Protocol I to the ESA-EU ínterim EPA.


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