Managed Customs Services

Origin Management

Ensure the proper rules of origin are applied in order to take full advantage of Free Trade Agreements, comply with trade policy measures, and keep your trade lanes running smoothly. 

Simplify Origin Management

In order to qualify for lower or zero preferential tariffs, goods must be originating according to the rules of origin in the applicable Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and require proof of origin. Each FTA contains specific rules of origin and the requirements for goods to be originating are different from one FTA to another. Make sure you are adhering to rules of origin for all the countries you trade with. 

Benefits

Financial Rewards

Financial Rewards

Make sure you are claiming the preferential treatment you are entitled to from applicable Free Trade Agreements with proper calculation of origin.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

Complying with the rules of origin in an FTA, e.g., having an originating product, will make it more competitive on the international market and thereby increase exports.

Reduce Risk

Reduce Risk

If it turns out your goods do not comply with the rules of origin in the FTA, the importer will have to pay normal customs duties and perhaps incur fines, which are generally passed on to the exporter.

Financial Rewards

Financial Rewards

Make sure you are claiming the preferential treatment you are entitled to from applicable Free Trade Agreements with proper calculation of origin.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

Complying with the rules of origin in an FTA, e.g., having an originating product, will make it more competitive on the international market and thereby increase exports.

Reduce Risk

Reduce Risk

If it turns out your goods do not comply with the rules of origin in the FTA, the importer will have to pay normal customs duties and perhaps incur fines, which are generally passed on to the exporter.

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Rules of origin

Keep on top of the spaghetti bowl of rules of origin in different trade agreements. Our MCS team can:

  • Track the origin of goods for both preferential and non-preferential rules of origin

  • Assess non-preferential rules of origin to determine whether commercial policy measures such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties, trade embargoes, safeguard measures and quantitative restrictions or tariff quotas apply

  • Determine whether products meet the rules of origin under each agreement

Common Customs Tariff Combined Nomenclature

Tariff classification

Avoid delays and penalities by ensuring the correct classification of your goods. The C4T MCS team can:

  • Check tariff classification to make sure the correct commodity code/HS code is assigned, which is crucial to determining the origin of goods

  • Ensure preferential tariff is applied for eligible goods

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Proof of origin

The C4T MCS team will help you secure and provide the documentary proof you need.

  • Request (non-preferential) Certificates of Origin

  • Determine for which goods you can request or issue a preferential proof of origin

  • Manage details within the CAS Origin Management module

Guaranteed compliance

Avoid surprises at the border. Pass customs audits and verifications with flying colors.