Restoring Market Access: The case of the EU’s relaxation decision on origin requirements for selected Jordanian exports

Abstract

Rules of origin play a crucial role in preferential trade agreements, and they can also deny intended market access for preference receivers. This brève examines a relaxation by the EU (decision no.1/2016)[1] of the origin requirements for selected products from Jordan, which is intended to create 200,000 job opportunities for Syrian refugees. While the relaxation decision may have an effect on the refugee crisis in Jordan, further simplifications in RoO requirements are called for. [1] https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/a45b2513-6e7e-11e6-b213-01aa75ed71a1/language-en 
Citation

Brunelin, S, de Melo, J., and Portugal-Perez, A. (2018) "Restoring Market Access: The case of the EU’s relaxation decision on origin requirements for selected Jordanian exports" Ferdi Note brève B175, juillet