Official Journal 
EN Series C 
C/2023/1531 
13.12.2023 
Commission notice concerning the application of the transitional rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation between the applying Contracting Parties in the panEuroMediterranean (PEM) zone
(C/2023/1531)
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 nonoriginating.
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 December 2023. 

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)’.
A list of applying Contracting Parties having opted to extend the application of Article 7(3) of the transitional rules provided by Appendix A to the bilateral protocols on rules of origin on importation of products falling within Chapters 50 to 63 unilaterally is contained in Annex.
The codes for the applying Contracting Parties listed in the tables are given here below.

EU 




IS 


CH (+ LI) 


NO 


FO 




JO 


PS 




AL 


BA 


KO 


MK 


RS 


ME 


GE 


MD 


UA 
This notice replaces notice 2023/C 51/01 (OJ C 51, 10.2.2023, p. 1).
Table 1
Simplified overview of diagonal cumulation possibilities under the transitional rules of origin in the panEuroMed zone on 1.12.2023

EU 
CH (+ LI) 
IS 
NO 
FO 
JO 
PS 
AL 
BA 
KO 
MK 
RS 
ME 
GE 
MD 
UA 
EU 

X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 

X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
CH (+ LI) 
X 

X 
X 



X 
X 

X 
X 
X 
X 


IS 
X 
X 

X 



X 
X 

X 
X 
X 
X 


NO 
X 
X 
X 




X 
X 

X 
X 
X 
X 


FO 
X 















JO 
X 















PS 
X 















AL 
X 
X 
X 
X 




X 
X 
X 
X 
X 

X 

BA 

X 
X 
X 



X 

X 
X 
X 
X 

X 

KO 
X 






X 
X 

X 
X 
X 

X 

MK 
X 
X 
X 
X 



X 
X 
X 

X 
X 

X 
X 
RS 
X 
X 
X 
X 



X 
X 
X 
X 

X 

X 

ME 
X 
X 
X 
X 



X 
X 
X 
X 
X 


X 

GE 
X 
X 
X 
X 












MD 
X 






X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 


X 
UA 
X 









X 



X 

Table 2
Date of application of transitional rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation in the panEuroMed zone

EU 
CH (+ LI) 
IS 
NO 
FO 
JO 
PS 
AL 
BA 
KO 
MK 
RS 
ME 
GE 
MD 
UA 
EU 

(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.9.2021 

(T) 15.10.2022 
(T) 9.9.2021 
(T)6.12.2021 
(T) 9.2.2022 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 16.11.2021 
(T) 1.12.2023 
CH (+ LI) 
(T) 1.9.2021 

(T) 1.11.2021 
(T) 1.11.2021 



(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.9.2023 

(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.12.2023 


IS 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.11.2021 

(T) 1.11.2021 



(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.9.2023 

(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.12.2023 


NO 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.11.2021 
(T) 1.11.2021 




(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.9.2023 

(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.12.2023 


FO 
(T) 1.9.2021 















JO 
(T) 1.9.2021 















PS 
(T) 1.9.2021 















AL 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.1.2022 




(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 

BA 

(T) 1.9.2023 
(T) 1.9.2023 
(T) 1.9.2023 



(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 

KO 
(T) 15.10.2022 






(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 

MK 
(T) 9.9.2021 
(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 



(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 6.7.2023 
RS 
(T) 6.12.2021 
(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.1.2022 
(T) 1.1.2022 



(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 

(T) 1.2.2023 

ME 
(T) 9.2.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 
(T) 1.4.2022 



(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 


(T) 1.2.2023 

GE 
(T) 1.9.2021 
(T) 1.12.2023 
(T) 1.12.2023 
(T) 1.12.2023 












MD 
(T) 16.11.2021 






(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 
(T) 1.2.2023 


(T) 24.5.2023 
UA 
(T) 1.12.2023 









(T) 6.7.2023 



(T) 24.5.2023 

(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.
(*1) This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
ANNEX
List of applying Contracting Parties having opted to extend the application of Article 7(3)
A. 
List of applying Contracting Parties having opted to extend the application of Article 7(3) towards all their partners applying the Transitional rules

B. 
List of applying Contracting Parties having opted to extend the application of Article 7(3) towards a limited number of their partners applying the Transitional rules

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2023/1531/oj
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