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Implementation of the regional Convention of Pan-Euro-Med rules of origin. TAXUD – Unit B3 Rules of origin. 30-31 October 2012. Content. 1) PEM Convention – state of play of the ratification process 2) how to apply the Convention? - entry into force - entry into application
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TAXUD – Unit B3 Rules of origin
30-31 October 2012
- entry into application
3) Action plan
9 Contracting Parties for which the Convention has entered into force
Date of: Signature Ratification Entry info force
Norway 15/06/2011 09/11/2011 01/01/2012
Switzerland 15/06/2011 28/11/2011 01/01/2012
Liechtenstein 15/06/2011 28/11/2011 01/01/2012
Croatia 15/06/2011 20/01/2012 01/03/2012
Iceland 30/06/2011 12/03/2012 01/05/2012
Albania 27/06/2011 05/03/2012 01/05/2012
European Union 15/06/2011 26/03/2012 01/05/2012
Montenegro 15/06/2011 02/07/2012 01/09/2012
Former Yugoslav15/06/2011 14/06/2012 01/08/2012
Republic of Macedonia
5 Contracting Parties for which the Convention has not yet entered into force (which signed but not ratified):
Date of Signature
NB: 9 other Contracting Parties (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Kosovo*, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia) neither signed nor ratified the Convention yet.
Source: website of the Council of the EU, http://www.consilium.europa.eu/policies/agreements/search-the-agreements-database?lang=en&command=details&id=297&lang=en&aid=2010035&doclang=en
1) FTA in force
2) Identical RoO, and
3) Matrix published
[contextual interpretation and extensive meaning of the term "Contracting Parties"]
Examples will be provided soon!
NB: for the Western Balkans only the dates of entry into application of the references to the PEM Convention
Cumulation EU – Turkey – Meds – EFTA
Cumulation EU – Turkey – Western Balkans
2) Problem of certification solved (SAP vs. Convention)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
the former Yugoslav Republic of
PEM system of cumulation
West Bank and Gaza Strip
1) signature and ratification by the Contracting Parties – ongoing
2) Organisation of the Joint Committee with settlement of the Rules of procedure if critical mass is reached (2013)
3) Implementation of the PEM Convention
Examples how diagonal cumulation under the Convention will work in the transitional period will be tabled soon.
Creation of the references to the Convention in FTAs (corresponding to the entry of the application) for all the Contracting Parties (between 2012 and 2014). Template will be tabled soon.
A new matrix (comprising all Contracting Parties, including WB) will be published with the dates of entry into application the references to the Convention in FTAs