Asean Trade In Goods Agreement (Atiga)

The vast majority of trade agreements contain rules of origin to prevent third parties from freely making the sacrifices that the parties to the agreements make. These rules determine who is entitled to benefits under a particular agreement and under what circumstances those parties may do so. With the introduction of the ACS and the increasing harmonization of regional standards, the importance of regional supply chains cannot be underestimated. Further progress in regional integration is expected to continue these trends, further reduce trade barriers and reduce the impact of compliance on businesses throughout the region. While ASEAN`s prospects are good, success will ultimately depend on the ability of market participants to understand and seize the opportunities offered under agreements such as the ASEAN Agreement on Trade in Goods. Dezan Shira & Associates employs qualified professionals with years of experience in market entry and business creation and is perfectly positioned to help companies maximize business and expand throughout the region. Currently, the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) – ASEAN`s main agreement on regional tariff reduction – contains a number of criteria for determining the country of origin of a product and guidelines for determining whether certain products benefit from preferential tariff treatment. The guidelines established under ATIGA use the Harmonized System of Tariff Classification as a means of clarifying differences between products and setting standards that certain products must meet. Under the HS system, goods are subdivided into: the de minimis principle allows goods which contain non-originating materials and which are unable to meet their tariff classification requirements to benefit from preferential tariff treatment under special conditions. Certain products may be considered as products originating in ATIGA if: provided that a product is not included in the ATIGA 2000 list of products subject to specific requirements, exporters and producers have the possibility to apply either the criterion of regional value or that of the modification of the tariff classification criterion: (ii) where all non-originating materials used in the manufacture of the products have the possibility of applying the criterion of regional value or the criterion of tariff classification: (ii) where all non-originating materials used in the manufacture of the products have the possibility of applying the criterion of regional value. The four-digit ranking (HS header) – see introduction for more information.

Within ATIGA, the concept of cumulation is applied to the rules of origin of the agreement. According to ATIGA, the goods are considered to originate in the Member State in which the goods were processed or processed. . . .

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