The Rules of Origin are the criteria needed to determine the national source of a product. Their importance is derived from the fact that duties and restrictions in several cases depend upon the source of imports.

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AfCFTA: APPENDIX IV to Annex 2 on Rules of Origin

This document is proof of origin issued by a Designated Competent Authority, confirming that a particular Product complies with the origin criteria applying to preferential trade under the Annex Protocol on Trade in Goods

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Origin Declaration Form

This document is an appropriate statement as to the origin of the Goods made, in connection with their exportation by the manufacturer, Producer, supplier, Exporter or any other competent person on the commercial invoice or any other document relating to the Goods. 

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AfCFTA Certificate of Origin

This document is proof of origin issued by a Designated Competent Authority, confirming that a particular Product complies with the origin criteria applying to preferential trade under the Annex Protocol on Trade in Goods.

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Supplier or Producer’s Declaration

A supplier's declaration is a declaration by which a supplier provides information to his customer concerning the originating status of goods with regard to the specific preferential rules of origin.

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