Step 1: If your product HS code is included in the Tariff Schedule of the EU, the respective staging categories (3, 5 or X) apply to the elimination of customs duties. If your product HS code is not included in the Tariff Schedule of the EU, it means that the customs duty will be eliminated upon entry into force of the EUSFTA.
Step 2: Find out the rules of origin criteria for your product HS code.
Rules of origin are a set of criteria which determine a product’s originating status in each FTA. It is put in place to ensure that only goods originating from the FTA partner country will benefit from tariff concessions.
Under the EUSFTA, the exporter shall submit an origin declaration on the invoice, or any other commercial document which certifies that the goods qualify as originating goods for their import into the EU. The origin declaration shall contain the text and details as set out in Annex E of Protocol 1 of the legal text and must describe the goods in sufficient detail to enable its identification by the importing customs authority.
Guide on the EUSFTA and EUSIPA for Singapore and EU-based businessesPress Release