What are rules of origin?

Rules of origin play a key role in the movement of goods and help businesses determine where their goods originate from, and which goods are covered within current Free Trade Agreements (FTA). Rules of origin are necessary to ensure that the products that will benefit from the terms of an FTA (zero or reduced tariffs/quotas) are either manufactured in or wholly obtained from the country they are being exported from or sufficiently processed in that country.

Read our comprehensive guide to rules of origin article with lots more information, important actions businesses need to take and links to further support.