Rules of Origin: New Rules for Trading with the EU

One of the important changes is Rules of Origin. Rules of Origin concerns where a product was manufactured and determines the ‘economic nationality’ of a good for international trade. Businesses need to know about them because the Trade and Cooperation Agreement means they can trade with the EU without paying tariffs – but only if their product meets the relevant Rules of Origin.

To export tariff-free into the EU traders must check their goods meet the Rules of Origin requirements set out in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement and have the right documentation. To confirm the requirements for your goods and to find out more about the support available, you should:

Rules of Origin is one of the topics explained in the new on demand videos which focus on priority topics for businesses. You can also use the Brexit Checker tool on, which will provide you with a personalised list of the most up to date actions that your business needs to take.

Information provided by Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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