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Changes in the customs legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union

From January 12, 2019, new non-preferential Rules for Determining the Origin of Imported Goods, approved by the Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 49 dated July 13, 2014, began to operate in the EEU.

This document regulates the determination of the origin of goods in non-preferential foreign trade in goods for the purposes provided for in clause 2 of Article 37 of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union of May 29, 2014, namely:

  • application of measures of customs and tariff regulation (except for the provision of tariff preferences);
  • application of measures of non-tariff regulation and protection of the domestic market; establishing requirements for marking the origin of goods;
  • the implementation of state (municipal) procurement;
  • statistics of foreign trade in goods.

Please note that, according to paragraph 25 of the non-preferential Rules, in cases where a measure of protection of the domestic market (in relation to a particular country of origin) is applied to imported goods in the EAEU, the origin of similar goods imported from other countries is confirmed only by a certificate of origin , designed in accordance with the requirements of the new non-preferential Rules.

Such a rule does not apply to cases of payment of special, anti-dumping or countervailing duties, as well as to situations where the total customs value of the imported goods does not exceed the amount of $ 150.

Thus, when concluding foreign trade agreements (contracts), it makes sense to request from suppliers a certificate of origin of goods, along with other documents accompanying such deliveries.