Classification and origin determination of goods are closely interlinked. It is therefore critically important to update Rules of Origin (i.e. Product Specific Rules) to ensure consistency between HS classification and origin determination. This would help to prevent misapplication of Rules of Origin, ensure efficient and effective revenue collection and facilitate trade.
In order to assist Members with the updating of their existing Rules of Origin in relation to changes in the Harmonized System, the WCO has issued the "Guide for the technical update of Preferential Rules of Origin" [es]. The Guide is available for WCO Members only.