Date Added: Apr 2011
Rules Of Origin (ROO) define a condition under which preferential access to the product of an exporting country may be granted. Under the rules, a product must satisfy the fixed originating criteria they lay out. These rules are applied to determine whether particular exported products are eligible for preferential treatment based, for example, on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) when developed countries import the products. Different forms and schemes of rules of origin are used by WTO member countries to implement the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) in general and DFQF in particular.