Express your opinion! DG Trade invites EU exporting stakeholders to share their views on the Rules of Origin tool

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 11 June 2018

This message is addressed to EU exporters (to the people in the companies who deal with the export transactions) via the cluster organisations, to shipping companies handling import documentation and procedures in third countries and to EU economic operators with affiliates in third countries with whom the European Commission has Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).   The European Commission is committed to ensure effective implementation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) concluded by the EU and to facilitate that EU economic operators, in particular SMEs, take advantage of EU FTAs.  RULES OF ORIGIN QUESTIONNAIRE AND TEST VERSION OF AN ONLINE TOOL   To help EU companies use the FTAs, the European Commission (DG Trade) is launching a pilot project on "Rules of Origin tool".  This tool is integrated in the Market Access Database ( ) and has now been put online for testing.   Key stakeholders such as cluster organisations are invited to test it and to comment on whether the on-line tool would be helpful for their understanding of the applicable rules of origin and to receive comments on how the tool could be improved. If the outcome of this pilot project would be positive, the tool will be provided on a permanent basis.  

The link to the test can be found here:  

Your opinion is very important! Express it before 31 July 2018 (the link is publicly available until this date)

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