Rules of Origin, Trade Agreements and Commodity Codes

Online Workshop 


Why are rules of origin important?

Determining where a product comes from is no longer easy, when raw materials and parts criss-cross the globe in complex supply chains.

Rules of origin are therefore needed so that a single country of origin is attributed to each product.

Why do I need to establish the origin of my goods?

Duty rates, preferential trade agreements, trade sanctions and import quotas are all regulated according to country of origin. As the UK develops its own trade policy, negotiates free trade agreements and sets its own tariffs, an understanding of the rules concerning origin will become vital for UK importers and exporters.

Attend this workshop and learn how to boost your exports and save duties on your imports.


  • An introduction to general principles
  • Preferential & Non-Preferential origin
  • The concept of “last substantial process” and “wholly produced”
  • Tariff shift and value-added tests
  • Cumulation
  • Record keeping
  • How can my business benefit from post-Brexit trade agreements with 100 + countries?
  • An overview of the different agreements and the main differences between them
  • Check if your goods meet the rules of origin and know what proof of origin is needed
  • EUR1s or exporter statements?
  • A practical guide to proofs of origin
  • Commodity codes and their importance
  • Classification guidance
  • Global Tariffs
  • Import Tariffs and Import Taxation

Venue: Videoconference via Zoom

Date: 11 October 2024

Time: from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Online discounted cost: 


£372 (excluding VAT) Regular Customers / Chamber Members

£392 (excluding VAT) Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members


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