International Trade: Rules of Origin

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This report deals with Rules of origin (ROO) in three parts. First, we describe in more detail the reasons that country of origin rules are important and briefly describe U.S. laws and methods that provide direction in making these determinations. Second, we discuss briefly some of the more controversial issues involving rules of origin, including the apparently subjective nature of some CBP origin determinations, and the effects of the global manufacturing process on ROO. Third, we conclude with some alternatives and options that Congress could consider that might assist in simplifying the process.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 5, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Jones, Vivian C.

Specialist in International Trade and Finance

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Martin, Michael F.

Analyst in Asian Trade and Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 5, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report deals with Rules of origin (ROO) in three parts. First, we describe in more detail the reasons that country of origin rules are important and briefly describe U.S. laws and methods that provide direction in making these determinations. Second, we discuss briefly some of the more controversial issues involving rules of origin, including the apparently subjective nature of some CBP origin determinations, and the effects of the global manufacturing process on ROO. Third, we conclude with some alternatives and options that Congress could consider that might assist in simplifying the process.

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22 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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