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  • How do Irish exporters take advantage of the preferential tariff treatment in CETA?

    From the 21st of September 2017 duty rates will be reduced or eliminated for the majority of consignments exported to Canada. In order to claim preferential duty rates on consignments with a value greater than €6,000 EU exporters should be registered in the Registered Exporters System (REX). From that date, EU exporters must include their REX number on the origin declaration to claim preference under CETA.  

    To benefit from preferential tariff treatment under CETA, you should apply as soon as possible to the Origin Unit in the Revenue Commissioners for registration in REX. You will then receive a REX number to include on the origin declaration to be provided on the commercial document that describes the product. The originating product will then benefit from CETA in Canada on the basis of the origin declaration.  

    Further information and the REX application form are available on the Revenue Commissioner’s website at EU-Canada preferential origin.

    Further information on CETA: EU-Canada – Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

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