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GSP rules of origin - Impact of the removal of some countries from the list of beneficiary countries as of 1 January 2015

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Ref. Ares(2014)4364482 - 29/12/2014

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL

TAXATION AND CUSTOMS UNION

Security, safety, Trade Facilitation, Rules of origin & International cooperation Coordination and task force for monitoring Implementation of rules of origin GSP rules of origin — Non-preferential origin

Brussels, 19.12.2014

TAXUD/B-TF/ Ares (2014)4533206

INFORMATION NOTE TO EU DELEGATIONS IN, OR IN CHARGE OF, COUNTRIES

BELONGING TO:

the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),
the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and
the GSP Cumulation Group II (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa
Rica, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela)

Subject:              GSP rules of origin - Impact of the removal of some countries from

the list of beneficiary countries as of 1 January 2015

In accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1421/2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 978/2012, as of 1 January 2015, China, Thailand, Ecuador and the Maldives will lose their status of beneficiary countries of the GSP of the Union. The Commission informed these countries on several occasions of their forthcoming exclusion from the GSP. In order to alert them again, an information letter from Director DG TRADE-D has been sent to the Ambassadors of China, Thailand and the Maldives to the EU, with a copy to the EU Delegations concerned.

In the case of Ecuador, the Commission has made a legislative proposal outside the GSP legal framework for a Regulation that would grant Ecuador the same tariff arrangements (i.e, effectively extending the preferences as given through GSP+ as well as the corresponding rules of origin, e.g. use of Form A and cumulation) as those in place on 12 December 2014, date of initialling the recently negotiated EU-Ecuador Trade Agreement. This Regulation will almost certainly be adopted before the end of 2014 by the co-legislators and apply as of 1 January 2015 (in the very unlikely event that it were adopted in 2015, refund procedures would allow for retrospective claiming of preference). This "standstill" Regulation is considered as an interim and temporary arrangement until the EU-Ecuador Trade Agreement is applied, but not beyond 31 December 2016.

As for Thailand (belonging to ASEAN, i.e. cumulation group I) and the Maldives (belonging to SAARC, i.e. cumulation group III), these two countries will no longer be entitled to participate in regional cumulation operations and the remaining GSP beneficiary countries in the respective GSPfgroups/regions will no longer be entitled to use materials originating in Thailand or the Maldives under cumulation.

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 March 2015 15:46 ) Read more...
 

New acting FTPD Director General appointed

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ພິທີ ມອບ-ຮັບໜ້າທີ່ ລະຫວ່າງ ທ່ານ ບຸນສົມ ພົມມະວິຫານ ຫົວໜ້າກົມນະໂຍບາຍການຄ້າຕ່າງປະເທດ (ຜູ້ເກົ່າ) ແລະ ທ່ານ ດຣ ລາວຮົວ ເຈີຈິງ ຮັກສາການຫົວໜ້າກົມນະໂຍບາຍການຄ້າຕ່າງປະເທດ (ຜູ້ໃໝ່)

ໃນວັນທີ 25 ກຸມພາ 2015 ທີ່ກະຊວງອຸດສາຫະກຳ ແລະ ການຄ້າ (ອຄ) ໄດ້ຈັດພິທີມອບ-ຮັບໜ້າທີ່ຫົວໜ້າກົມນະໂຍບາຍການຄ້າຕ່າງປະເທດ (ນຄຕ) ລະຫວ່າງ ທ່ານ ບຸນສົມ ພົມມະວິຫານ ຫົວໜ້າກົມ (ຜູ້ເກົ່າ) (ອອກພັກຜ່ອນຮັບເບ້ຍບຳນານ) ແລະ ທ່ານ ດຣ ລາວຮົວ ເຈີຈິງ ຮັກສາການຫົວໜ້າກົມ(ຜູ້ໃໝ່) ໂດຍການເຂົ້າຮ່ວມຂອງທ່ານ ນາງ ເຂັມມະນີ ພົນເສນາ ລັດຖະມົນຕີວ່າການກະຊວງອຸດສາຫະກຳ ແລະ ການຄ້າ.

 

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Workshop on Economic Integration of Lao PDR at Paksasack Technical College

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ກອງປະຊຸມສໍາມະນາຫົວຂໍ້: ‘ການເຊື່ອມໂຍງເສດຖະກິດກັບສາກົນ ຂອງ ສປປ ລາວ’ ທີ່ ວິທະຍາໄລເຕັກນິກປາກປາສັກ, ວັນທີ 06 ກຸມພາ 2015.

 

ໃນເວລາ 8 ໂມງເຊົ້າ ວັນທີ 06 ກຸມພາ 2015 ກົມນະໂຍບາຍການຄ້າຕ່າງປະເທດ (ນຄຕ), ກະຊວງອຸດສາຫະກໍາ ແລະ ການຄ້າ ໄດ້ຈັດກອງປະຊຸມເຜີຍແຜ່ ກ່ຽວກັບ ການເຊື່ອມໂຍງເສດຖະກິດກັບສາກົນ ຂອງ ສປປ ລາວ ທີ່ ວິທະຍາໄລເຕັກນິກປາກປາສັກ ໂດຍການເປັນປະທານ ແລະ ດໍາເນີນກອງປະຊຸມຂອງ ທ່ານ ໄຊຊະນະ ໄຊຍະກອນ, ທ່ານຮອງຫົວໜ້າກົມ ນຄຕ ແລະ ທ່ານ ສາຍຄໍາ ພັນທະວົງ, ຜູ້ອໍານວຍການວິທະຍາໄລເຕັກນິກປາກປາສັກ. ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມກອງປະຊຸມຄັ້ງນີ້ມີ ອາຈານ ແລະ ນັກສຶກສາ ທັງໝົດ 182 ທ່ານ.

 

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Workshop on Economic Integration of Lao PDR at Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences

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ກອງປະຊຸມສໍາມະນາຫົວຂໍ້: ‘ການເຊື່ອມໂຍງເສດຖະກິດກັບສາກົນ ຂອງ ສປປ ລາວ’ ທີ່ ຄະນະນິຕິສາດ ແລະ ລັດຖະສາດ, ວັນທີ 05 ກຸມພາ 2015.

ໃນເວລາບ່າຍໂມງ ວັນທີ 05 ກຸມພາ 2015 ກົມນະໂຍບາຍການຄ້າຕ່າງປະເທດ (ນຄຕ), ກະຊວງອຸດສາຫະກໍາ ແລະ ການຄ້າ ໄດ້ຈັດກອງປະຊຸມເຜີຍແຜ່ ກ່ຽວກັບ ການເຊື່ອມໂຍງເສດຖະກິດກັບສາກົນ ຂອງ ສປປ ລາວ ທີ່ ຄະນະນິຕິສາດ ແລະ ລັດຖະສາດ ໂດຍການເປັນປະທານ ແລະ ດໍາເນີນກອງປະຊຸມຂອງ ທ່ານ ໄຊຊະນະ ໄຊຍະກອນ, ທ່ານຮອງຫົວໜ້າກົມ ນຄຕ ແລະ ທ່ານ ຮສ ບຸນທ່ຽງ ພົມມະຈັນ, ຮອງຄະນະບໍດີຝ່າຍວິຊາການ ຄະນະນິຕິສາດ ແລະ ລັດຖະສາດ. ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມກອງປະຊຸມຄັ້ງນີ້ມີ ອາຈານ ແລະ ນັກສຶກສາ ທັງໝົດ 157 ທ່ານ.

 

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WTO celebrates 20 years of helping the global economy grow

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Azevêdo: WTO celebrates 20 years of helping the global economy grow

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, noting that the WTO will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015, said: “Over the past 20 years, this organization has, on balance, made an important contribution to the global economy and to smoother trading relations between nations. Indeed, at a time when the global economy is more interconnected than ever it is difficult to imagine a world without the WTO”.

The WTO at 20 — a message from DG Azevêdo

20 years ago, on 1 January 1995, the WTO opened its doors for business. Since then this organization, and the system of transparent, multilaterally-agreed rules that it embodies, has made a major contribution to the strength and stability of the global economy. Over the years the WTO has helped to boost trade growth, resolve numerous trade disputes and support developing countries to integrate into the trading system. It has also provided a bulwark against protectionism, the value of which was made plain in the trade policy response to the 2008 crisis, which was very calm and restrained in contrast to the protectionist panic that followed previous crises. Indeed, when the global economy is more interconnected than ever, it is difficult to imagine a world without the WTO.

 

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