Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')

The proposal seeks to amend the European Union (EU) legislation that allows for the
association of overseas countries and territories (OCTs) with the EU. The amendment
is necessary to ensure the uniform application of the Registered Exporters (REX)
system for origin certification.

REX is an EU registration system authorising exporters in the Generalised System of
Preference (GSP) countries to issue a self-certificate (statement of origin) for eligible
goods being imported under preference to the EU. REX features in the EU trade
agreements with both Canada and Japan. GSP removes import duties from products
coming into the EU market from vulnerable developing countries. This helps developing
countries to alleviate poverty and create jobs based on international values and
principles, including labour and human rights

Topic  Customs 
Department  HMRC 
Council Reference  11597/19 
COM Reference  COM(19)359 
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Associated file(s)


  1. 11 September 2019 Norman-Boswell - 128 KB - pdf
  2. 11 September 2019 Norman-Cash - 128 KB - pdf
  3. 11597/19 - 446 KB - pdf
  4. 11597/19 + Add 1 - 1 MB - pdf
  5. Corrigendum 11597/19 - 15 KB - docx
  6. EM 11597/19 - 476 KB - pdf

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