Development of new and updated materials related to origin including the Practical Guide to 2015 Nairobi Ministerial Decision

11 July 2018

As part of the Revenue Package Phase III Action, the WCO has developed a Practical Guide to the 2015 Nairobi Ministerial Decision on Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It has been developed to help Members and traders in understanding and using preferential market access for LDCs. It provides practical information on how to qualify for preferential treatment and detailed explanations of the elements in the Decision. This document has been made available to everyone in English [en], French [fr], and Spanish [es].

The Guidelines on Origin Certification were endorsed and published in July 2014. They have been further developed to include Members’ national practices (from New Zealand, Switzerland and Thailand) on origin certification, including on self-certification. This updated guideline, available to all, is here in English [en], French [fr], and Spanish [es].

The Guidelines on Preferential Origin Verification have been updated, with Chile providing its national practices. Chile has also provided national case studies which have been added to the Guide to Counter Origin Irregularities (excluding fraud). Both updated materials are available, for WCO Members only, in English [en] and French [fr].

New and updated origin modules are available via the WCO’s CLiKC! platform for Members. There are five new e‑learning modules on the topics of origin certification, cumulation, origin criteria, transportation criteria and origin verification. The existing modules (introduction to origin and preferential rules of origin) have also been updated.