New preferential rules of origin for trade in goods with Switzerland

Since 01.02.2016 the rules of origin of the regional agreement on the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin (PAN-EURO-MED) apply within the preferential agreementEuropean Union (EU) – Switzerland (CH). In particular, companies that have issued or used a supplier declaration should now check whether they are affected by the reform.

The accuracy of proofs of origin should be verified

The reform has both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, the burden on the economy is relieved by the fact that it is now not necessary to check which of the two rules of origin applies to the specific case. On the other hand, business is obliged to check whether business practice complies with the legal situation. Supplier declarations in particular must be checked for accuracy.

You can find your contact person for the right of origin and preference here
Lawyer Dr. Tristan Wegner

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