Country of Origin

Questions and answers about Country of Origin

  • Country of Origin

    Question: We have recently received an invoice from our German supplier, which indicates that the items originate from the EU. However, as the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union, I have some queries regarding the correct origin that should be stated on the invoice.  What is According to the current […]

  • Question on Substantial Transformation – Country of origin

    Question: This question has to do with whether a substantial transformation has taken place that will affect a change in the country of origin.  I have a Canada based organic pea protein product that is exported to the United States.   The exported product is in powder form when entering the United States.   This product is […]

  • Grower Origin Template

    Question: I’m working with a client who has undergone a number of free trade audits from foreign Customs in the Western Hemisphere.  Client grows their own product in the U.S. or Canada which is then used in their own manufacturing processes, as well as contracts with other growers.  I am looking for guidance from the […]

  • Origin of Used Oils

    Question: We regularly import and export oils used in food production.  We are now seeking to export used oils from our plants for recycling.  Our purchased oils are most often of US or Canadian origin.   When oil is used during the food production stages in the US, Canada, or Mexico, would the origin change from it’s […]

  • Non preferential rules of origin – S. Korea

    Question: Hello, Could anyone provide a link to regulations regarding non-preferential rules of origin for goods imported into S.Korea? I have reviewed the Foreign Trade Act and Korea Customs Service Q&A, and was unable to find the regulations. Thanks. Answer 1: I don’t have a link, but here is a guidance we received in the […]

  • EU non-preferential origin

    Question: Looking for advice – EU customers are asking for our company to fill out non-preferential origin certificates for integrated circuits where the fab is located in Taiwan but testing and packaging is done in the Philippines. If the fab is located in some cases (Taiwan) and this is considered the COO for EU purposes, […]

  • Semiconductors Integrated Circuits

    Question: Looking for a reference document that defines the “Country of Origin” rules for exporting Semiconductors Integrated Circuits under 854239 and 854370 that would ship from different countries if you can share? Our company has been defining COO upon the end customer location.  The belief has been for much of Europe the COO is the […]

  • If using a commercial invoice, Country of Origin for Customs or PGA?

    Question: If you do not have a separate customs invoice, but are using a commercial invoice for your declaration/entry, is the Country of Origin being printed per line item? Is it following the Rules of Origin of the Importing Country? We are in a scenario where the Rules of Origin of the Custom’s Authority are […]

  • Manufactured in the US

    Question: Our company manufactures a product in the US using globally sourced raw materials, including US raw material. The product is then sold in the US. The product does not have an FTC labeling requirement. The manufacturing and finishing processes all occur in the US, but the originating material (steel) makes up the majority of the […]

  • CoO determination

    Question: Hello.  I need help with a country of origin determination regarding substantial transformation. We have an analyzer we assemble in the United States by means of integrating three main components (measurement case, distributed measurement control, and common electronics).  All components are sourced from Mexico.  Assembly takes about two hours per unit and is highly […]

  • First Sale & Country of Origin

    Question: Factory in Sri Lanka sells to middleman in Sri Lanka, who then sells to U.S. Importer.  Assume the transaction meets all first sale valuation criteria. Country of origin of the finished goods is China.  This because fabric (HS 5208) is formed in China, finished good is classified under 6213, and per tariff-shift rule stated […]