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Generalised System Of Preferences (GSP) African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Regime type Preferential Preferential
Tariff rate (%) 0% 0%
Product specific ROO The duty-free treatment provided under this subchapter shall apply to any eligible article which is the growth, product, or manufacture of a beneficiary developing country if : (i) that article is imported directly from a beneficiary developing country into the customs territory of the United States; and (ii) the sum of: (I) the cost or value of the materials produced in the beneficiary developing country or any two or more such countries that are members of the same association of countries and are treated as one country under section 2467(2) of this title, plus (II) the direct costs of processing operations performed in such beneficiary developing country or such member countries, is not less than 35 percent of the appraised value of such article at the time it is entered. The duty-free treatment provided under this subchapter shall apply to any eligible article which is the growth, product, or manufacture of a beneficiary developing country if : (i) that article is imported directly from a beneficiary developing country into the customs territory of the United States; and (ii) the sum of: (I) the cost or value of the materials produced in the beneficiary developing country or any two or more such countries that are members of the same association of countries and are treated as one country under section 2467(2) of this title, plus (II) the direct costs of processing operations performed in such beneficiary developing country or such member countries, is not less than 35 percent of the appraised value of such article at the time it is entered.
Wholly obtained N/A
Non-qualifying operations Defined
(B) Exclusions
An article shall not be treated as the growth, product, or manufacture of a beneficiary developing country by virtue of having merely undergone:
(i) simple combining or packaging operations, or
(ii) mere dilution with water or mere dilution with another substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the article.
operations.
No article which has undergone only a simple combining or packaging operation or a mere dilution in a beneficiary developing country within the meaning of paragraph (a)(1) of this section will be entitled to duty-free treatment even though the processing operation causes the article to meet the value requirement set forth in that paragraph. For purposes of this section:
(i) Simple combining or packaging operations and mere dilution include, but are not limited to, the following: (A) The addition of batteries to devices; (B) Fitting together a small number of components by bolting, gluing, soldering, etc.; (C) Blending foreign and beneficiary developing country tobacco; (D) The addition of substances such as anticaking agents, preservatives, wetting agents, etc.; (E) Repacking or packaging components together; (F) Reconstituting orange juice by adding water to orange juice concentrate; and (G) Diluting chemicals with inert ingredients to bring them to standard degrees of strength;
(ii) Simple combining or packaging operations and mere dilution will not be taken to include processes such as the following: (A) The assembly of a large number of discrete components onto a printed circuit board; (B) The mixing together of two bulk medicinal substances followed by the packaging of the mixed product into individual doses for retail sale; (C) The addition of water or another substance to a chemical compound under pressure which results in a reaction creating a new chemical compound; and (D) A simple combining or packaging operation or mere dilution coupled with any other type of processing such as testing or fabrication (for example, a simple assembly of a small number of components, one of which was fabricated in the beneficiary developing country where the assembly took place); and
(iii) The fact that an article has undergone more than a simple combining or packaging operation or mere dilution is not necessarily dispositive of the question of whether that processing constitutes a substantial transformation for purposes of determining the country of origin of the article.
Defined
(B) Exclusions
An article shall not be treated as the growth, product, or manufacture of a beneficiary developing country by virtue of having merely undergone:
(i) simple combining or packaging operations, or
(ii) mere dilution with water or mere dilution with another substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the article.
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International standards

General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods
Number: CODEX STAN 1-1985
Year: 2010
EN FR ES AR ZH RU
General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed
Number: CODEX CODEX STAN 193-1995
Year: 2017
EN FR ES