Comesa Rules Of Origin

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Document Title: PROTOCOL ON THE RULES OF ORIGIN FOR PRODUCTS TO BE TRADED BETWEEN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN                             AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

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PROTOCOL ON THE RULES OF ORIGIN FOR PRODUCTS TO BE TRADED BETWEEN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

PREAMBLE

THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES

AWARE that the have undertaken to progressively establish a Common Market within which customs duties and other charges of equivalent effect imposed on imports shall be eliminated and non-tariff barriers to trade among member States shall be removed, a common external tariff shall be adopted and all trade documents and procedures shall be harmonised;

HAVING REGARD to the provisions of Article 46 of the Treaty which requires member States to reduce and ultimately eliminate, by the year 2000 in accordance with the programme adopted by the PTA Authority, customs duties and other charges of equivalent effect imposed on or in connection with the importation of goods which are eligible for Common Market tariff treatment;

CONSIDERING the provisions of Article 48 of the COMESA Treaty providing that only goods originating in the member States shall be eligible for Common Market tariff treatment; and

 

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 48 of the COMESA Treaty which requires that the rules of origin for products that shall be eligible for Common Market treatment shall be set out only in a Protocol to be annexed to the Treaty:   

 

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