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This list contains useful links to the various arrangements, their relevant origin provisions and provisions on cumulation.

Preferential Arrangements

Autonomous preferential arrangements

  • Overseas Countries and Territories
  • Generalised System of Preferences
  • Moldova and Kosovo (This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence)
  • Ceuta and Melilla

Preferential arrangement

Rules of origin/cumulation

Pan-Euro-Mediterranean countries(a)

EFTA countries

Switzerland

- Industrial products (01.01.1973)


Free Trade Agreement, OJ L 300, 31.12.1972, p.189

Protocol No 3

OJ L 45 of 15.02.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

- Agricultural products (01.06.2002)


Agreement on trade in agricultural productspdf, OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p.132.

Protocol No 3

OJ L 45 of 15.02.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Iceland (01.04.1973)

Free Trade Agreement, OJ L 301, 31.12.1972, p.2.

Protocol No 3pdf

OJ L 131 of 18.5.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Norway (01.07.1973)

Free Trade Agreement, OJ L 171, 27.06.1973, p.2.)

Protocol No 3pdf

OJ L 117 of 2.5.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Faroe Islands/Denmark (01.01.1997)

Agreement, OJ L53, 22.02.1997, p.2

Protocol No 3pdf

OJ L 110 of 24.04.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

European Economic Area (EC-IS-NO-LI)

Association Agreement, OJ L 1, 03.01.1994, p.3

Protocol No 4pdf OJ L 321, 08.12.2005

as last amended by Decision N° 4/2011
pdf
OJ L 117/1 of 5.5.2011

Bilateral, diagonal and full cumulation

Mediterranean Countries

Turkey

Industrial products - Customs union (01.01.1996)

Decision No 1/2006 of the EC-Turkey Customs Cooperation Committeepdf

OJ L 265 of 26.09.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation


(OJ L 265 of 26.9.2006 p.18pdf, as last amended by OJ L 267 of 27.9.2006 p.48pdf)

- Coal and steel products (01.01.1997)

Agreement , OJ L 227, 07.09.1996, p.3.

Decision No 1/2009 of the ECSC-Turkey Joint Committeepdf

OJ L43, 06.06.2009

Protocol No 1pdf

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

- Agricultural products (01.01.1998)

Decision No 3/2006 of the EC-Turkey Association Council, of 19 December 2006, amending Protocol 3 to Decision No1/98 of the EC-Turkey Association Council of 25 February 1998 on the trade regime for agricultural productspdf

Protocol No 3pdf

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Algeria (01.09.2005)

Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement, OJ L 265, 10.10.2005

Protocol No 6pdf

OJ L 297 of 15.11.2007

Bilateral, diagonal and full cumulation

Tunisia (01.03.1998)

Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement , OJ L 97, 30.03.1998, p.2.

Protocol No 4pdf

OJ L 260 of 21.9.2006

Bilateral, diagonal and full cumulation

Morocco (01.03.2000)

Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement, OJ L 70, 18.03.2000, p.2

Protocol No 4pdf OJ L 336 of 21.12.2005

as last amended by Decision N° 1/2011
OJ L 141/66 of 27.5.2011

Bilateral,diagonal and full cumulation

Israel (01.06.2000)

Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement , OJ L 147, 21.06.2000, p.3

Revised notice to importers of goods from Israel (Technical Arrangement)

Protocol No 4pdf

OJ L 20 of 24.1.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (01.07.1997)

Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement , OJ L 187, 16.07.1997, p.3.

Protocol No 3

OJ L 298 of 13.11.2009

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Egypt (01.06.2004)

Mediterranean Association Agreement, OJ L304 of 30.09.2004, p.39

Protocol No 4pdf

OJ L 73 of 13.3.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Jordan (01.05.2002)

Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement, OJ L 129, 15.05.2002, p.3.

Protocol No 3

OJ L 209 of 31.7.2006

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Lebanon (01.03.2003)

Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement, OJ L 143, 30.05.2006, p.2.

Protocol No 4

OJ L 143 of 30.05.2006, p. 73

Bilateral cumulation

Syria (01.07.1977)

Cooperation Agreement, OJ L 269, 27.09.1978, p.2.

Protocol No 2

OJ L 269 of 27.09.1978

Bilateral cumulation

Western Balkan countries(b)

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (01.06.2001)

Stabilisation and Association Agreement , OJ L 84, 20.3.2004, p. 13.), as last amended by the 2007 Accession Protocol, OJ L 99, 10.4.2008, p. 2

Protocol No 4

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Albania (01.04.2009)

Stabilisation and Association Agreement , OJ L 107, 28.4.2009, p. 166.; as last amended by the 2007 Accession Protocol, OJ L 107, 28.04.2009, p. 2

Protocol No 4

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Bosnia and Herzegovina (01.07.2008)

Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters, OJ L 169, 30.6.2008 , p. 13.; as last amended by OJ L 233, 30.8.2008, p. 6

Protocol No 2

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Montenegro (01.01.2008)

Stabilisation and Association Agreement, OJ L 108, 29.04.2010, p. 3

Protocol No 3

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Serbia (08.12.2009)

Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters, OJ L 28, 30.01.2010, p. 2

Protocol No 3

Bilateral and diagonal cumulation

Other countries and territories

Andorra (agricultural products outside the scope of the customs union)

Agreement , OJ L 374, 31.12.1990, p.14.

Decision No 1/99 of the EC-Andorra Joint Committee of 06.05.1999pdf, OJ L 191 of 23.07.1999, p. 1

Appendix to the Agreementpdf

Bilateral cumulation

Africa , the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) (01.04.2003)

Until 31/12/2007: Partnership Agreement between ACP, EC and Member States, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, OJ L 317, 15.12.2000, p.3., OJ L 65, 08.03.2003; OJ L 83, 01.04.2003; provisional application from 01.03.2000.

From 1 January 2008: New arrangements apply. See the ACP page.

Council Regulation No. 1528/2007 (OJ L 348 of 31.12.2007)

Until 31/12/2007: Protocol 1 to Annex V

"EC-ACP-OCT" bilateral and full cumulation (c)

From 1 January 2008: See the ACP page

South Africa (01.01.2000)

( Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement : provisional application, OJ L 311, 4.12.1999, p.3.)

Protocol 1

Bilateral cumulation (d)

Mexico (01.07.2000)

( Decision 2/2000 of the EC-Mexico Joint Council: provisional application of the Partnership Agreement, OJ L 157, 30.06.2000, p.10. and OJ L 245, 29.09.2000, p.1.)

Annex III to the Decision

Bilateral cumulation

Chile (01.03.2005)

Association Agreement (OJ L 352, 30.12.2002, p.3.), as amended by the 2004 Accession Protocol (OJ L 38, 10.2.2005, p. 3)

Annex III to the Agreement

Bilateral cumulation

Peru (01.03.2013)

Trade Agreementpdf (OJ L 354, 21.12.2012, p.3.), provisional application: Noticepdf (OJ L 56, 28.2.2013, p. 1)

Annex II to the Agreement

Bilateral and regional cumulation

Colombia (01.08.2013)

Trade Agreementpdf (OJ L 354, 21.12.2012, p.3.), provisional application: Noticepdf (OJ L 201, 26.07.2013, p. 7)

Annex II to the Agreement

Bilateral and regional cumulation

Central America

Association Agreementpdf (OJ L 346, 15.12.2012, p. 3.)
Provisional application for Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama (01.08.2013). Noticepdf (OJ L 204, 31.7.2013, p. 1)

Provisional application for Costa Rica and El Salvador (01.10.2013). Noticepdf (OJ L 257, 28.9.2013, p. 1)

Provisional application for Guatemala (01.12.2013). Notice pdf(OJ L 315, 26.11.2013, p. 1)

Annex II to the Agreement

Bilateral and regional cumulation

Republic of Korea (provisional application: 01.07.2011)

Free trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part pdf

More information

Protocol concerning the definition of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperationpdf

OJ L127 of 14.5.2011, p. 1344

Bilateral cumulation

Autonomous preferential arrangements

Rules of origin/cumulation

Overseas countries and territories (01.01.2014)

(Council Decision No. 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013, OJ L 344, 19.12.2013, p.1.

Annex VI to the Decision

"EC-OCT-EPA" bilateral and full cumulation, cumulation with GSP countries, extended cumulation

Generalised System of Preferences

Until 31/12/08: Council Regulation (EC) No. 980/2005 of 27 June 2005, OJ L 169, 30.6.2005, p. 1

From 1/1/09: Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008, OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1.

Articles 66 to 97

( Commission Reg. (EC) No. 2454/93pdf of 2 July 1993)

"EC-NO-CH" bilateral, regional and diagonal cumulation (e)

Kosovo(*)

Council Regulation (EC) N° 1215/2009 of 30 N 2009, OJ L 328, 15.12.2009, p. 1. as amended by, Council Regulation (UE) N° 1336/2011 of 13 December 2011, OJ L 347, 30.12.2011, p.1.

(*)This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence)

Articles 97x to 123

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2454/93pdf of 2 July 1993

Bilateral cumulation

Moldova

Council Regulation (EC) No 55/2008pdf of 21 January 2008,

OJ L 20, 24.1.2008, p. 1

Articles 66 and 98 to 123

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2454/93pdf of 2 July 1993

Bilateral cumulation

Other arrangements

Ceuta and Melilla

Protocol No 2 to the Act of Accession of Spain, OJ L 302, 15.11.1985

Council Regulation (EC) No. 82/2001pdf of 5 December 2000

OJ L 20, 20.01.2001, p.1.

Bilateral cumulation with the EC and diagonal or full cumulation, as appropriate, with partner countries of the EC (f)

Notes:

a. Diagonal cumulation n the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean area covers products originating in the Community, Switzerland (including Liechtenstein), Iceland, Norway, Turkey and the participants to the Barcelona Process, namely Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and the West Bank and Gaza Strip (see the latest Commission Notice concerning the date of application of the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation in the pan-Euro-Med zonepdf); it also covers industrial products of Chapters 25 to 97 of the HS originating in the Principality of Andorra and products originating in the Republic of San Marino.

b. Diagonal cumulation in the Western Balkan area covers products originating in the Community and countries or territories participating in the European Union's Stabilisation and Association process as defined in the Conclusions of the General Affairs Council in April 1997 and in the Commission Communication of May 1999 on the establishment of the Stabilisation and Association process with the Western Balkan countries. See the latest Commission notice concerning the date of application of the protocols on rules of origin providing for diagonal cumulation of origin between the European Union, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkeypdf (p.8)

c. Cumulation of origin with South Africa is also provided for by this Agreement but has not yet entered into force.d. Cumulation of origin with the ACP States is also provided for by this Agreement but has not yet entered into force.e. Bilateral GSP cumulation applies between the EC and the beneficiary country, diagonal cumulation applies between the EC, Norway and Switzerland and the beneficiary country and regional cumulation applies between the beneficiary country belonging to one of the three GSP regional cumulation groups (Group I (Brunei-Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), Group II (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela), and Group III (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)). These types of cumulation may be combined for a single operation.f. These different types of cumulation apply under Regulation No 82/2001, in trade between the Community and Ceuta and Melilla, but under the rules of origin of the preferential arrangements established by the Community with third countries they also apply to trade with those third countries and Ceuta and Melilla (for the list of countries with which the various types of cumulation are allowed, see OJ C 108, 4.5.2002, p.3).