EPA Helpdesk Webinar 1: Rules of Origin

08-11-18 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h

How can my SME benefit from the preferential rates linked to the Rules of Origin?

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will come into force in 2019 giving opportunities to European SMEs to start exporting or strengthen their exports to Japan. The agreement lets exporters benefit from preferential rates provided that their products are made within the European Union. However, the Rules of Origin can become complex to understand, especially when the supply chain involves multiple countries. The goal of this webinar is to provide easy to understand information about what the Rules of Origin are. It will also act as a guide for SMEs with regards to the procedures they need to follow in order to prove their goods are from the EU.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will make and the opportunities it will create. Each webinar will be accompanied by a factsheet and a practical guide. For more information on the EPA Helpdesk please click here.

The webinar was targeted to European SMEs seeking to understand the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, and wishing to benefit from the new regulations and procedures for rules of origin included in the EPA.

Date of webinar: 8 November 2018.

Topics covered:

  • Understand how your SME can benefit from the Rules of Origin and preferential duty rates
  • Determine how products you are exporting will be considered as originating from the EU
  • Find which rule to apply to prove your products are originating in the EU
  • Find out which procedures to follow

Speaker: 
Laurence Van Nitsen  - European Commission (DG Trade)
Albert Hendriks – European Commission (DG Taxud)
Moderator: Gwenael Beauvais - Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office