Textiles and clothing revision of PEM list rules. TAXUD – Unit B3 Rules of origin. 30-31 October 2012. Textile and clothing – old PEM rules. Based on ' double-transformation' two significant processes of production undergone in the EU or other PEM Members (provide higher value added)
TAXUD – Unit B3 Rules of origin
30-31 October 2012
weaving accompanied by making–up (including cutting), or
making–up preceded by printing accompanied by at least of two preparatory or finishing operations(such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permament finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling),
conditioned to a value-added criteria for the incorporated non EU input – 47.5% (e.g. grey fabrics)
conditioned to a value-added criteria for the incorporated non EU input – 47.5%
to retain 'double transformation' as a principle on which PEM area should be built, in some specific cases more flexible rules, e.g. finishing rule for certain technical applications
to incorporate a number of flexibilities that allow to start production at higher transformation level
- new definition of the printing rule:1)clear on what does not qualify as printing, 2) allows for some new techniques (digital or transfer printing)
- printing (as standalone operation), which is defined as a technique by which an objectively assessed function, like colour, design, technical performance, is given to a textile substrate with a permanent character, using screen, roller, digital or transfer techniques combined with at least two preparatory or finishing operations(such as scouring, bleaching, mercerizing, heat setting, raising, calendaring, shrink resistance processing, permanent finishing, decatising, impregnating, mending and burling),
provided that the value of all the materials used does not exceed 50% of the ex-works price of the product.
- printing combined with weaving, knitting/ crocheting, tufting or flocking
- printing accompanied with two preparatory or finishing operations
provided that the value of unprinted fabric used does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product.