Updating rules of origin – new report discusses how

About trade

Published: 29 May 2020

Can the rules of origin keep up with the changing conditions in production and trade? A new report from National Board of Trade Sweden discusses different ways to update the rules of origin in connection with increased servicification, digitalisation, sustainable development and utilisation of preferences.

– The rules of origin are based upon a few well established methods to determine a product’s origin. These methods still work. However, as production methods and techniques change, the rules of origin require an update too. Otherwise, there is a risk that the rules will be outdated and not fit for purpose, says Christopher Wingård, the author of the report report.

Read the full interview with Christopher Wingård and download the report "Rules of Origin for the 21st Century".