PCIAW® Guide to the Rules of Origin
The PCIAW® has published an exclusive and highly informative Guide to the Rules of Origin after receiving numerous enquiries from the professional clothing industry in relation to the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which marked the end of the Brexit transition period on 1st January 2021.
The PCIAW® has created its own Guide to the Rules of Origin to assist PCIAW® Trusted Members with trading between the UK and EU, as they navigate the new rules. The PCIAW® has simplified the Rules of Origin information, clearly outlining the nature of bilateral trade and cumulation, goods classification, returned goods, bonded warehouses, as well as other important topics.
Become a PCIAW® Trusted Member to gain full access to this highly useful document with all of the relevant guidance on new import and export trade procedures between the UK, EU, and the rest of the world.
PCIAW® collaborated with César Araújo, President of ANIVEC / APIV and Founding Director of PCIAW® to understand and explain from a Portuguese perspective the complex new regulations surrounding imports and Foreword exports between UK and the EU, when taking into consideration the interconnected global supply chains in the professional clothing industry.
Yvette Ashby, CEO of PCIAW® says: “As a members-driven association, it is important that we do everything we can to help our members through these challenging times and keep them up to date with useful information. We hope this guide will begin to demystify the process.”
PCIAW® hosted a webinar with OCO Global in January to promote opportunities to nearshore manufacturing of professional clothing to Tunisia, in partnership with the UK Department of International Trade plus the Tunisian and British Ambassadors, which is when the issues surrounding the implementation of the trade and cooperation agreement started to surface and become apparent.