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Rules of Origin – BEIS release updated information

Rules of Origin Guidance

Recent feedback carried out by BIES has demonstrated that many businesses are struggling to understand the Rules of Origin in relation to trading with the EU.

In response to this, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have produced the following materials:


An updated slide deck on Rules of Origin (RoO) with additional sector-specific examples 

  • With information correct as of Wednesday 17th February 2021, this document explains tariffs and the rules of origin – Exporting to the EU, importing goods from the EU and sector specific information for sectors covering machinery, electronics, glass and ceramics.



An updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document 

  • General questions and answers on Rules of Origin including:  What if I am importing goods into GB and then (re-)exporting them to the EU? If I import goods from a third country, e.g., China and then re-export them to the EU, can I avoid tariffs?  For items originating from the EU – what impact does Rules of Origin have for onward trade to NI?



A summary explainer ‘one-pager’ document for SMEs – 

  • This document includes information on what action SME’s need to take and links to useful resources.



Rules of Origin Video 

  • Watch this video to find out more about the types of rules products may need to comply with as well as the documentation required to comply.There is also a link to the RoO video presentation available via this link


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