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What is it for?
From the customs point of view, it is necessary to prove the origin of a commodity for the application of commercial policy measures (quotas, limits quantitative, anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, etc.) and preferential tariff policy measures (tariff benefits under preferential EC agreements or regimes with certain countries, group of countries or territories).
Depending on the country of origin of the goods, a normal rate or reduced or zero tariff rates may be applied, derived from the granting of:
- Preferential tariff measures contained in agreements concluded by the European Union with certain countries or groups of countries and which provide for preferential tariff treatment.
- Preferential tariff measures adopted unilaterally by the European Union in favour of certain countries, groups of countries or territories; e.g. the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).
- Autonomous suspension measures that provide for the reduction or exemption of import duties applicable to certain goods.
The tariff quotas are listed on this page.
In addition, depending on the origin of the goods, the importation of goods may be limited or subject to certain conditions or requirements that must be met; For example, measures that prohibit imports into the European Union for political, health or public reasons or measures that require specific controls, such as a health, veterinary certificate, SOIVRE (quality), etc.