The verification of origin.
Verification of origin is the procedure by which the customs authority checks whether goods covered by certificates of origin comply with the rules of origin, restrictions and other applicable rules, for the purpose of verifying and determining whether or not they originate in the region in which they are produced.
This procedure is also intended to establish whether or not the tariff preference established in the free trade agreements of the signatory countries is appropriate.
The authority may perform the origin verification procedure by the following methods:
a) written questionnaires addressed to exporters or producers in the territory of the other Party;
b) verification visits to an exporter or producer in the territory of the other Party; for the purpose of examining records and documents attesting to compliance with the rules of origin, and inspecting installations used in the production of the goods; and where appropriate, those used in the production of materials used in the production of the good; or
c) other procedures to be agreed by the Parties.
If the customs authority has initiated an Origin Verification Procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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