Step 1: Find out what is the preferential rate offered for your product.
Step 2: Find out your product's rules of origin
Rules of origin are a set of criteria which determine a product's originating status in each respective FTA. It is put in place to ensure that only goods originating from the FTA partner countries will benefit from tariff concessions.
Under the CPTPP, exporters will simply need to self-certify that the exported product meets the CPTPP rules of origin criteria to qualify for preferential tariff treatment. There is no standardised format for the self-certification, however certain minimum data requirements identifying the goods must be fulfilled. Annex-3B Minimum Data Requirements of Chapter 3’s Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures details the requirements.
The CPTPP is geared towards helping SMEs lower business costs through the removal of tariffs and updating of trade and investment rules. SMEs can benefit from better access and easier integration into the supply chains of CPTPP markets. Here is a guide on how you can benefit:
The Global Marketplace Smart Guide - CPTPP
Find out more information from the other CPTPP markets’ websites on relevant regulations and procedures related to cross-border trade:
Australia’s SME website
Canada’s SME website
Japan’s SME website
New Zealand’s SME website
Australia’s CPTPP website
Canada’s CPTPP website
Chile’s CPTPP website
Japan’s CPTPP website
Malaysia’s CPTPP website
Mexico’s CPTPP website
New Zealand’s CPTPP website
Peru’s CPTPP website
Vietnam’s CPTPP website