Rules of Origin for the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
2007-08-15

 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Rules of Origin for the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement</SPAN></B></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">For determining the origin of products eligible for preferential concessions under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement in the light of Article 8 of the Agreement, the following Rules shall be applied<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">:</B></SPAN></P>
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 1: Originating products</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products covered by preferential trade within the framework of the Agreement imported into the territory of a Participating State from another Participating State which are consigned directly within the meaning of Rule 5 hereof, shall be eligible for preferential concessions if they conform to the origin requirement under any one of the following conditions:</SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(a)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products wholly produced or obtained in the exporting Participating State as defined in Rule 2; or</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(b)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products not wholly produced or obtained in the exporting Participating State, provided that the said products are eligible under Rule 3 or Rule 4.</SPAN></P>
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 2: Wholly produced or obtained</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Within the meaning of Rule 1 (a) the following shall be considered as wholly produced or obtained in the exporting Participating State: </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(a)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">raw or mineral products extracted from its soil, its water or its seabeds; <SUP>1</SUP></SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(b)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">agricultural products harvested there; <SUP>2</SUP></SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(c)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">animals born and raised there;</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(d)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">products obtained from animals referred to in paragraph ( c ) above;</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(e)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">products obtained by hunting or fishing conducted there;</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(f)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">products of sea fishing and other marine products taken from the high seas by its vessels;<SUP>3/4</SUP></SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(g)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">products processed and/ or made on board its factory ships<SUP>4/5</SUP> exclusively from products referred to in paragraph (f) above;</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(h)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;parts or raw materials recovered there from used articles which can no longer perform their original purpose nor are capable;</SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 15.75pt; TEXT-INDENT: -15.75pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(k)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">goods produced there exclusively from the products referred to in paragraph(a) to (j) above.</SPAN></P>
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 3: Not wholly produced or obtained</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(a)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Within the meaning of Rule 1(b), products worked on or processed as a result of which the total value of the materials, parts or produce originating from non- Participating States or of undetermined origin used does not exceed&nbsp; 55 per cent of the f.o.b. value of the products produced or obtained and the final process of manufacture is performed within the territory of the exporting Participating State shall be eligible for preferential concessions, subject to the provisions of Rule 3(c), (d) and (e).</SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(c)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The formula for calculating the content of non-originating materials, and its requirement for obtaining the originating status referred to in Rule 3(a) is as follows:</SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp; Value of imported non-originating&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Value of undetermined origin </SPAN></I></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; materials, parts or produce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; +&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; materials, parts or produce</SPAN></I></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- × 100 ≤&nbsp; 55%</SPAN></I></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; f.o.b. price</SPAN></I></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(d)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The value of the non-originating materials, parts or produce shall be:</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 70.9pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36.9pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 70.9pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(i)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">the c.i.f. value at the time of importation of materials, parts or produce where this can be proven; or</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 70.9pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36.9pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 70.9pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(ii)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The earliest ascertainable price paid for the materials, parts or produce of undetermined origin in the territory of the Participating State where the working or processing takes place.</SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 36.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(e)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Whether or not the requirements of Rule 1(b) are satisfied, the following operations or processes are considered to be insufficient to confer the status of originating products:</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">i)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Operations to ensure the preservation of products in good condition either for transportation or storage (ventilation, spreading out, drying, chilling, placing in salt, sulphur dioxide or other aqueous solutions, removal of damaged parts, and like operations);</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ii)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Simple operations consisting of removal of dust, sifting or screening, sorting, classifying, matching (including the making-up of sets of articles), washing, painting, cutting up;</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">iii)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Changes of packaging and breaking up and assembly of consignments;</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">iv)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Simple slicing, cutting or repacking or placing in bottles, flasks, bags, boxes, fixing on cards or boards, etc.</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">v)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The affixing of marks, labels or other like distinguishing signs on products or their packaging;</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">vi)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Simple mixing;</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">vii)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Simple assembly of parts of products to constitute a complete product;</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">viii)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Slaughter of animals; </SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ix)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Peeling, unflaking, grain removing and removal of bones; and</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 90pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: list 90.0pt 198.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">x)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A combination of two or more operations specified above. </SPAN></P>
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 4: Cumulative rules of origin</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products which comply with origin requirements provided for in Rule 1 and which are used by a Participating State as input for a finished product eligible for preferential treatment by another Participating State shall be considered as a product originating in the territory of the Participating State where working or processing of the finished product has taken place provided that the aggregate content originating in the territory of the Participating States is not less than 60 percent of its f.o.b. value.<SUP>7</SUP></SPAN></P>
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 5: Direct consignment</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The following shall be considered as directly consigned from the exporting Participating State to the importing Participating State : </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(a)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">if the products are transported without passing through the territory of any non- Participating State :</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(b)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">the products whose transport involves transit through one or more intermediate non- Participating States with or without transshipment or temporary storage in such countries, provided that : </SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 84.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 84.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(ii)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">the products have not entered into trade or consumption there ; and </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 84.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 84.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(iii)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">the products have not undergone any operation there other than unloading and reloading or any operation required to keep them in good condition.</SPAN></P>
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 6: Treatment of packing</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">When determining the origin of products, packing should be considered as forming a whole with the product it contains. However, packing may be treated separately if the national legislation so requires.</SPAN></P>
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 7: Certificate of origin</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products eligible for preferential concessions shall be supported by a Certificate of Origin<SUP>8</SUP> issued by an authority designated by the government of the exporting Participating State and notified to the other Participating States in accordance with the attached sample Certificate of Origin and notes for the completion thereof.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 8: Prohibition and co-operation</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(a)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Any Participating State may prohibit importation of products containing any inputs originating from States with which it does not have economic and commercial relations.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 36pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(b)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Participating States will do their best to co-operate in order to specify origin of inputs in the Certificate of Origin.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 9: Review</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">These Rules may be reviewed as and when necessary upon request of one-third of the Participating States and may be open to such modifications as may be agreed upon.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RULE 10:&nbsp; Special criteria percentage</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products originating in least developed Participating States can be allowed a favorable 10 percentage points applied to the percentages established in Rules 3 and 4. Thus, for Rule 3, the percentage would not exceed 65 percent, and for Rule 4, the percentage would not be less than 50 percent.</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always" clear=all></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Footnotes</SPAN></U></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Includes mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials as well as minerals or metal ores.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Includes forestry products.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">3.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">“Vessels”- shall refer to fishing vessels engaged in commercial fishing, registered in a Participating State and operated by a citizen or citizens or governments of Participating States or partnership, corporation or association, duly registered in such Participating State, at least 60 per cent of equity of which is owned by a citizen or citizens and/or government of such Participating State or 75 per cent by citizens and/or governments of the Participating States. However, the products taken from vessels engaged in commercial fishing under bilateral agreements which provide for chartering/leasing of such vessels and/or sharing of catch between Participating States, will also be eligible for preferential concessions.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In respect of vessels or factory ships operated by government agencies the requirement of flying the flag of a Participating State shall not apply.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">5.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">For the purpose of this Agreement, the term “factory ship” means any vessel, as defined, used for processing and/or making on board products exclusively from those products referred to in paragraph (f) above.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">6.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In respect of products traded within the framework of sectoral agreements negotiated under this Agreement, provision may need to be made for special criteria to apply. Consideration may be given to these criteria as and when the sectoral agreements are negotiated.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">7.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">“Partial” cumulation as implied by Rule 4 above means that only products which have acquired originating status in the territory of one Participating State may be taken into account when used as inputs for a finished product eligible for preferential treatment in the territory of another Participating State subject to Rule 3 (e).</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 17.25pt; TEXT-INDENT: -17.25pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">8.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A standard Certificate of Origin to be used by all Participating States is annexed and approved by the Participating States.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Notes for completing Certificate of Origin</SPAN></U></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">I.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <U>General Conditions</U>:</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;To qualify for preference, products must: </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 18pt 0px 36pt; LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: char; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">a)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">fall within a description of products eligible for preference in the list of concessions of an Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement country of destination; </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 18pt 0px 36pt; LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: char; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">b)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">comply with Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement rules of origin. Each article in a consignment must qualify separately in its own right; and </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 18pt 0px 36pt; LAYOUT-GRID-MODE: char; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 36.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">c)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">comply with the consignment conditions specified by the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement rules of origin. In general, products must be consigned directly within the meaning of Rule 5 hereof from the country of exportation to the country of destination.</SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">II.<U>Entries to be made in the boxes</U></SPAN></P>
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<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 1 Goods Consigned from</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Type the name, address and country of the exporter. The name must be the same as the exporter described in the invoice. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 2 Goods Consigned to </SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Type the name, address and country of the importer. The name must be the same as the importer described in the invoice. For third party trade, the words “To Order” may be typed. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 3 For Official Use</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Reserved for use by certifying authority. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 4 Means of Transport and Route </SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">State in detail the means of transport and route for the products exported. If the L/C terms etc. do not require such details, type “By Air” or “By Sea”. If the products are transported through a third country this can be indicated as follows: </SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 72pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: -72.0pt 36.0pt"><I><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">e.g. “By Air”</SPAN></I></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 72pt; TEXT-INDENT: -36pt; tab-stops: -72.0pt 36.0pt"><I><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">“Laos to India via Bangkok”</SPAN></I></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 5 Tariff Item Number</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Type the 4-digit HS heading of the individual items. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 6 Marks and Numbers of Packages</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Type the marks and numbers of the packages covered by the Certificate. This information should be identical to the marks and numbers on the packages. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 7 Number and Kind of Packages; Description of Goods</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Type clearly the description of the products exported. This should be identical to the description of the products contained in the invoice. An accurate description will help the Customs Authority of the country of destination to clear the products quickly. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 8 Origin Criterion</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Preference products must be wholly produced or obtained in the exporting Participating State in accordance with Rule 2 of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement Rules of Origin, or where not wholly produced or obtained in the exporting Participating State must be eligible under Rule 3 or Rule 4. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">a)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products wholly produced or obtained: enter the letter “A” in Box 8. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: list 18.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">b)</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Products not wholly produced or obtained: the entry in Box 8 should be as follows: </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 72pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Enter letter “B” in Box 8, for products which meet the origin criteria according to Rule 3. Entry of letter “B” would be followed by the sum of the value of materials, parts or produce originating from non-Participating States, or undetermined origin used, expressed as a percentage of the f.o.b. value of the products; (example “B” 50 per cent); </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 54pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 72pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Enter letter “C” in Box 8 for products which meet the origin criteria according to Rule 4. Entry of letter “C” would be followed by the sum of the aggregate content originating in the territory of the exporting Participating State expressed as a percentage of the f.o.b. value of the exported product; (example “C” 60 per cent);</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 72pt; TEXT-INDENT: -18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">3.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Enter letter “D” in Box 8 for products which meet the special origin criteria according to Rule 10.</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><SPAN style="DISPLAY: none; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Top of Form</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><SPAN style="DISPLAY: none; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Bottom of Form</SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 9 Gross Weight or Other Quantity </SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Type the gross weight or other quantity (such as pieces, kg) of the products covered by the Certificate. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 10 Number and Date of Invoices</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">State number and date of the invoice in question. The date of the invoice attached to the Application should not be later than the date of approval on the Certificate. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 11 Declaration by the Exporter</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The term “Exporter” refers to the shipper who can either be a trader or a manufacturer. Type the name of the producing country and the importing country and the place and date when the declaration is made. This box must be signed by the Company’s authorized signatory. </SPAN></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Box 12 Certification</SPAN></B></P>
<P style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0px 0cm; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The certifying authority will certify in this Box.</SPAN></P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px 0cm 0px 18pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P>
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