North American Free Trade Agreement - Annex 4011

Specific Rules of Origin Section A - General Interpretative Note

For purposes of interpreting the rules of origin set out in this Annex:

    (a) the specific rule, or specific set of rules, that applies to a particular heading, subheading or tariff item is set out immediately adjacent to the heading, subheading or tariff item;

    (b) a rule applicable to a tariff item shall take precedence over a rule applicable to the heading or subheading which is parent to that tariff item;

    (c) a requirement of a change in tariff classification applies only to non-originating materials;

    (d) reference to weight in the rules for goods provided for in Chapter 1 through 24 of the Harmonized System means dry weight unless otherwise specified in the Harmonized System;

    (e) paragraph 1 of Article 405 (De Minimis) does not apply to:

      (i) certain non-originating materials used in the production of goods provided for in the following tariff provisions: Chapter 4 of the Harmonized System, heading 15.01 through 15.08, 15.12, 15.14, 15.15 or 17.01 through 17.03, subheading 1806.10, tariff item 1901.10.aa (infant preparations containing over 10 percent by weight of milk solids), 1901.20.aa (mixes and doughs, containing over 25 percent by weight of butterfat, not put up for retail sale) or 1901.90.aa (dairy preparations containing over 10 percent by weight of milk solids), subheading 2009.11 through 2009.30 or 2009.90, heading 21.05, tariff item 2101.10.aa (instant coffee, not flavored), 2106.90.bb (concentrated fruit or vegetable juice of any single fruit or vegetable, fortified with minerals or vitamins), 2106.90.cc (concentrated mixtures of fruit or vegetable juice, fortified with minerals or vitamins), 2106.90.dd (preparations containing over 10 percent by weight of milk solids), 2202.90.aa (fruit or vegetable juice of any single fruit or vegetable, fortified with minerals or vitamins), 2202.90.bb (mixtures of fruit or vegetable juices, fortified with minerals or vitamins) or 2202.90.cc (beverages containing milk), heading 22.07 through 22.08, tariff item 2309.90.aa (animal feeds containing over 10 percent by weight of milk solids and less than 6 percent by weight of grain or grain products) or 7321.11.aa (gas stove or range), subheading 8415.10, 8415.81 through 8415.83, 8418.10 through 8418.21, 8418.29 through 8418.40, 8421.12, 8422.11, 8450.11 through 8450.20 or 8451.21 through 8451.29, Mexican tariff item 8479.82.aa (trash compactors), Canadian or U.S. tariff item 8479.89.aa (trash compactors), or tariff item 8516.60.aa (electric stove or range),

      (ii) a printed circuit assembly that is a non- originating material used in the production of a good where the applicable change in tariff classification for the good places restrictions on the use of such non-originating material, and

      (iii) a non-originating material used in the production of a good provided for in Chapter 1 through 27 of the Harmonized System unless the non-originating material is provided for in a different subheading than the good for which origin is being determined;

    (f) paragraph 6 of Article 405 (De Minimis) applies to a good provided for in Chapter 50 through 63; and

    (g) the following definitions apply:

    chapter means a chapter of the Harmonized System;

    heading means the first four digits in the tariff classification number under the Harmonized System;

    section means a section of the Harmonized System;

    subheading means the first six digits in the tariff classification number under the Harmonized System; and

    tariff item means the first eight digits in the tariff classification number under the Harmonized System as implemented by each Party.

Section B - Specific Rules of Origin
Section I -Live Animals; Animal Products (Chapter 1-5)
Chapter 1Live Animals
01.01-01.06A change to heading 01.01 through 01.06 from any other chapter.
Chapter 2Meat and Edible Meat Offal
02.01-02.10A change to heading 02.01 through 02.10 from any other chapter.
Chapter 3Fish and Crustaceans, Molluscs and Other Aquatic Invertebrates
03.01-03.07A change to heading 03.01 through 03.07 from any other chapter.
Chapter 4Dairy Produce; Birds' Eggs; Natural Honey; Edible Products of Animal Origin, Not Elsewhere Specified or Included
04.01-04.10A change to heading 04.01 through 04.10 from any other chapter, except from Canadian tariff item 1901.90.31, U.S. tariff item 1901.90.30A, 1901.90.30B, 1901.90.30C, 1901.90.30D, 1901.90.30E, 1901.90.40A, 1901.90.40B, 1901.90.40C, 1901.90.40D, 1901.90.80A, 1901.90.80B, 1901.90.80C, 1901.90.80D, 1901.90.80E, 1901.90.80F or Mexican tariff item 1901.90.03.
Chapter 5Products of Animal Origin, Not Elsewhere Specified or Included
05.01-05.11A change to heading 05.01 through 05.11 from any other chapter.
Section II -Vegetable Products (Chapter 6-14)
Note:Agricultural and horticultural goods grown in the territory of a Party shall be treated as originating in the territory of that Party even if grown from seed or bulbs imported from a non-Party.
Chapter 6Live Trees and Other Plants; Bulbs, Roots and the Like; Cut Flowers and Ornamental Foliage
06.01-06.04A change to heading 06.01 through 06.04 from any other chapter.
Chapter 7Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers
07.01-07.14A change to heading 07.01 through 07.14 from any other chapter.
Chapter 8Edible Fruit and Nuts; Peel of Citrus Fruit or Melons
08.01-08.14A change to heading 08.01 through 08.14 from any other chapter.
Chapter 9Coffee, Tea, Mat and Spices
09.01-09.10A change to heading 09.01 through 09.10 from any other chapter.
Chapter 10Cereals
10.01-10.08A change to heading 10.01 through 10.08 from any other chapter.
Chapter 11Products of the Milling Industry; Malt; Starches; Inulin; Wheat Gluten
11.01-11.09A change to heading 11.01 through 11.09 from any other chapter.
Chapter 12Oil Seeds and Oleaginous Fruits; Miscellaneous Grains, Seeds and Fruit; Industrial or Medicinal Plants; Straw and Fodder
12.01-12.142A change to heading 12.01 through 12.14 from any other chapter.
Chapter 13Lac; Gums, Resins and Other Vegetable Saps and Extracts
13.01-13.02A change to heading 13.01 through 13.02 from any other chapter.
Chapter 14Vegetable Plaiting Materials; Vegetable Products Not Elsewhere Specified or Included
14.01-14.04A change to heading 14.01 through 14.04 from any other chapter.
Section III -Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and Their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes (Chapter 15)
Chapter 15Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and Their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes
15.01-15.18A change to heading 15.01 through 15.18 from any other chapter.
1519.11-1519.13A change to subheading 1519.11 through 1519.13 from any other heading, except from heading 15.20.
1519.19A change to subheading 1519.19 from any other subheading.
1519.20A change to subheading 1519.20 from any other heading, except from heading 15.20.
1520.10A change to subheading 1520.10 from any other heading, except from heading 15.19.
1520.90A change to subheading 1520.90 from any other subheading.
15.21-15.22A change to heading 15.21 through 15.22 from any other chapter.
Section IV -Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes (Chapter 16-24)
Chapter 16Preparations of Meat, of Fish or of Crustaceans, Molluscs or Other Aquatic Invertebrates
16.01-16.05A change to heading 16.01 through 16.05 from any other chapter.
Chapter 17Sugars and Sugar Confectionery
17.01-17.03A change to heading 17.01 through 17.03 from any other chapter.
17.04A change to heading 17.04 from any other heading.
Chapter 18Cocoa and Cocoa Preparations
18.01-18.05A change to heading 18.01 through 18.05 from any other chapter.
1806.10
1806.10.aa3
A change to Canadian tariff item 1806.10.10, U.S. tariff item 1806.10.41 or 1806.10.42 or Mexican tariff item 1806.10.01 from any other heading.
1806.10A change to subheading 1806.10 from any other heading, provided that the non- originating sugar of Chapter 17 constitutes no more than 35 percent by weight of the sugar and the non-originating cocoa powder of heading 18.05 constitutes no more than 35 percent by weight of the cocoa powder.
1806.20A change to subheading 1806.20 from any other heading.
1806.31A change to subheading 1806.31 from any other subheading.
1806.32A change to subheading 1806.32 from any other heading.
1806.90A change to subheading 1806.90 from any other subheading.
Chapter 19Preparations of Cereals, Flour, Starch or Milk; Pastrycooks' Products
1901.10
1901.10.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 1901.10.31, U.S. tariff item 1901.10.00A, 1901.10.00B, 1901.10.00C or 1901.10.00D or Mexican tariff item 1901.10.01 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 4.
1901.10A change to subheading 1901.10 from any other chapter.
1901.20
1901.20.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 1901.20.11 or 1901.20.21, U.S. tariff item 1901.20.00A, 1901.20.00B, 1901.20.00C, 1901.20.00D, 1901.20.00E or 1901.20.00F or Mexican tariff item 1901.20.02 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 4.
1901.20A change to subheading 1901.20 from any other chapter.
1901.90
1901.90.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 1901.90.31, U.S. tariff item 1901.90.30A, 1901.90.30B, 1901.90.30C, 1901.90.30D, 1901.90.30E, 1901.90.40A, 1901.90.40B, 1901.90.40C, 1901.90.40D, 1901.90.80A, 1901.90.80B, 1901.90.80C, 1901.90.80D, 1901.90.80E, 1901.90.80F or 1901.90.80G or Mexican tariff item 1901.90.03 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 4.
1901.90A change to subheading 1901.90 from any other chapter.
19.02-19.05A change to heading 19.02 through 19.05 from any other chapter.
Chapter 20Preparations of Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts or Other Parts of Plants
Note:Fruit, nut and vegetable preparations of Chapter 20 that have been prepared or preserved merely by freezing, by packing (including canning) in water, brine or natural juices, or by roasting, either dry or in oil (including processing incidental to freezing, packing, or roasting), shall be treated as an originating good only if the fresh good were wholly produced or obtained entirely in the territory of one or more of the Parties.
20.01-20.07A change to heading 20.01 through 20.07 from any other chapter.
2008.11
2008.11.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 2008.11.20, U.S. tariff item 2008.11.00B, 2008.11.00C or 2008.11.00D or Mexican tariff item 2008.11.01 from any other heading, except from heading 12.02.
2008.114A change to subheading 2008.11 from any other chapter.
2008.19-2008.99A change to subheading 2008.19 through 2008.99 from any other chapter.
2009.11-2009.30A change to subheading 2009.11 through 2009.30 from any other chapter, except from heading 08.05.
2009.40-2009.80A change to subheading 2009.40 through 2009.80 from any other chapter.
2009.90A change to subheading 2009.90 from any other chapter; or
A change to subheading 2009.90 from any other subheading within Chapter 20, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided that a single juice ingredient, or juice ingredients from a single non-Party, constitute in single strength form no more than 60 percent by volume of the good.
Chapter 21Miscellaneous Edible Preparations
21.01
2101.10.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 2101.10.11, U.S. tariff item 2101.10.20A or Mexican tariff item 2101.10.01 from any other chapter, provided that the non- originating coffee of Chapter 9 constitutes no more than 60 percent by weight of the good.
21.01A change to heading 21.01 from any other chapter.
21.02A change to heading 21.02 from any other chapter.
2103.10A change to subheading 2103.10 from any other chapter.
2103.20
2103.20.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 2103.20.10, U.S. tariff item 2103.20.20 or Mexican tariff item 2103.20.01 from any other chapter, except from subheading 2002.90.
2103.20A change to subheading 2103.20 from any other chapter.
2103.30-2103.90A change to subheading 2103.30 through 2103.90 from any other chapter.
21.04A change to heading 21.04 from any other chapter.
21.05A change to heading 21.05 from any other heading, except from Chapter 4 or Canadian tariff item 1901.90.31, U.S. tariff item 1901.90.30A, 1901.90.30B, 1901.90.30C, 1901.90.30D, 1901.90.30E, 1901.90.40A, 1901.90.40B, 1901.90.40C, 1901.90.40D, 1901.90.80A, 1901.90.80B, 1901.90.80C, 1901.90.80D, 1901.90.80E, 1901.90.80F or Mexican tariff item 1901.90.03.
21.06
2106.90.bb
A change to Canadian tariff item 2106.90.91, U.S. tariff item 2106.90.16, 2106.90.19A, 2106.90.19B, 2106.90.19C, 2106.90.19D, 2106.90.19E, 2106.90.19F, 2106.90.19G, 2106.90.19H, 2106.90.19I or 2106.90.19J or Mexican tariff item 2106.90.06 from any other chapter, except from heading 08.05 or 20.09 or Canadian tariff item 2202.90.31, U.S. tariff item 2202.90.30, 2202.90.35, 2202.90.39A, 2202.90.39B, 2202.90.39C, 2202.90.39D, 2202.90.39E, 2202.90.39F, 2202.90.39G, 2202.90.39H, 2202.90.39I or 2202.90.39J or Mexican tariff item 2202.90.02.
2106.90.ccA change to Canadian tariff item 2106.90.92, U.S. tariff item 2106.90.19K or 2106.90.19L or Mexican tariff item 2106.90.07 from any other chapter, except from heading 20.09 or Canadian tariff item 2202.90.32, U.S. tariff item 2202.90.39K or 2202.90.39L or Mexican tariff item 2202.90.03; or
A change to Canadian tariff item 2106.90.92, U.S. tariff item 2106.90.19K or 2106.90.19L or Mexican tariff item 2106.90.07 from any other subheading within Chapter 21, heading 20.09 or Canadian tariff item 2202.90.32, U.S. tariff item 2202.90.39K or 2202.90.39L or Mexican tariff item 2202.90.03, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided that a single juice ingredient, or juice ingredients from a single non-Party, constitute in single strength form no more than 60 percent by volume of the good.
2106.90.ddA change to Canadian tariff item 2106.90.32, U.S. tariff item 2106.90.05, 2106.90.15A, 2106.90.15B, 2106.90.15C, 2106.90.15D, 2106.90.40A, 2106.90.40B, 2106.90.40C, 2106.90.40D, 2106.90.50A, 2106.90.50B, 2106.90.50C, 2106.90.50D, 2106.90.50E, 2106.90.50F or 2106.90.65A or Mexican tariff item 2106.90.08 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 4 or Canadian tariff item 1901.90.31, U.S. tariff item 1901.90.30A, 1901.90.30B, 1901.90.30C, 1901.90.30D, 1901.90.30E, 1901.90.40A, 1901.90.40B, 1901.90.40C, 1901.90.40D, 1901.90.80A, 1901.90.80B, 1901.90.80C, 1901.90.80D, 1901.90.80E, 1901.90.80F or 1901.90.81 or Mexican tariff item 1901.90.03.
21.065A change to heading 21.06 from any other chapter.
Chapter 22Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar
22.01A change to heading 22.01 from any other chapter.
2202.10A change to subheading 2202.10 from any other chapter.
2202.90
2202.90.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 2202.90.31, U.S. tariff item 2202.90.30, 2202.90.35, 2202.90.39A, 2202.90.39B, 2202.90.39C, 2202.90.39D, 2202.90.39E, 2202.90.39F, 2202.90.39G, 2202.90.39H, 2202.90.39I or 2202.90.39J or Mexican tariff item 2202.90.02 from any other chapter, except from heading 08.05 or 20.09 or Canadian tariff item 2106.90.91, U.S. tariff item 2106.90.16, 2106.90.19A, 2106.90.19B, 2106.90.19C, 2106.90.19D, 2106.90.19E, 2106.90.19F, 2106.90.19G, 2106.90.19H, 2106.90.19I or 2106.90.19J or Mexican tariff item 2106.90.06.
2202.90.bbA change to Canadian tariff item 2202.90.32, U.S. tariff item 2202.90.39K or 2202.90.39L or Mexican tariff item 2202.90.03 from any other chapter, except from heading 20.09 or Canadian tariff item 2106.90.92, U.S. tariff item 2106.90.19K or 2106.90.19L or Mexican tariff item 2106.90.07; or
A change to Canadian tariff item 2202.90.32, U.S. tariff item 2202.90.39K or 2202.90.39L or Mexican tariff item 2202.90.03 from any other subheading within Chapter 22, heading 20.09 or Canadian tariff item 2106.90.92, U.S. tariff item 2106.90.19K or 2106.90.19L or Mexican tariff item 2106.90.07, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided that a single juice ingredient, or juice ingredients from a single non-Party, constitute in single strength form no more than 60 percent by volume of the good.
2202.90.ccA change to Canadian tariff item 2202.90.40, U.S. tariff item 2202.90.10 or 2202.90.20 or Mexican tariff item 2202.90.04 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 4 or Canadian tariff item 1901.90.31, U.S. tariff item 1901.90.30A, 1901.90.30B, 1901.90.30C, 1901.90.30D, 1901.90.30E, 1901.90.40A, 1901.90.40B, 1901.90.40C, 1901.90.40D, 1901.90.80A, 1901.90.80B, 1901.90.80C, 1901.90.80D, 1901.90.80E, 1901.90.80F or 1901.90.80G or Mexican tariff item 1901.90.03.
2202.90A change to subheading 2202.90 from any other chapter.
22.03-22.09A change to heading 22.03 through 22.09 from any other heading outside that group.
Chapter 23Residues and Waste From the Food Industries; Prepared Animal Fodder
23.01-23.08A change to heading 23.01 through 23.08 from any other chapter.
2309.10A change to subheading 2309.10 from any other heading.
2309.90
2309.90.aa
A change to Canadian tariff item 2309.90.32, U.S. tariff item 2309.90.30A, 2309.90.30B or 2309.90.30C or Mexican tariff item 2309.90.10 from any other heading, except from Chapter 4 or Canadian tariff item 1901.90.31, U.S. tariff item 1901.90.30A, 1901.90.30B, 1901.90.30C, 1901.90.30D, 1901.90.30E, 1901.90.40A, 1901.90.40B, 1901.90.40C, 1901.90.40D, 1901.90.80A, 1901.90.80B, 1901.90.80C, 1901.90.80D, 1901.90.80E, 1901.90.80F or 1901.90.80G or Mexican tariff item 1901.90.03.
2309.90A change to subheading 2309.90 from any other heading.
Chapter 24Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes
24.01-24.036A change to heading 24.01 through 24.03 from any other chapter or from Canadian tariff item 2401.10.10 or 2403.91.10, U.S. tariff item 2401.10.20A or 2403.91.20 or Mexican tariff item 2401.10.01 or 2403.91.01.
Section V -Mineral Products (Chapter 25-27)
Chapter 25Salt; Sulphur; Earths and Stone; Plastering Materials, Lime and Cement
25.01-25.30A change to heading 25.01 through 25.30 from any other chapter.
Chapter 26Ores, Slag and Ash
26.01-26.21A change to heading 26.01 through 26.21 from any other chapter.
Chapter 27Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products of Their Distillation; Bituminous Substances; Mineral Waxes
27.01-27.03A change to heading 27.01 through 27.03 from any other chapter.
27.04A change to heading 27.04 from any other heading.
27.05-27.09A change to heading 27.05 through 27.09 from any other chapter.
27.10-27.15A change to heading 27.10 through 27.15 from any other heading outside that group.
27.16A change to heading 27.16 from any other heading.
Section VI -Products of the Chemical or Allied Industries (Chapter 28-38)
Chapter 28Inorganic Chemicals; Organic or Inorganic Compounds of Precious Metals, of Rare-Earth Metals, of Radioactive Elements or of Isotopes
28.01-28.24A change to subheading 2801.10 through 2824.90 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2801.10 through 2824.90 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
2825.10-2825.60A change to subheading 2825.10 through 2825.60 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or A change to subheading 2825.10 through 2825.60 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
2825.70A change to subheading 2825.70 from any other subheading, except from subheading 2613.10.
2825.80-2825.90A change to subheading 2825.80 through 2825.90 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2825.80 through 2825.90 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
28.26-28.29A change to subheading 2826.11 through 2829.90 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2826.11 through 2829.90 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
2830.10-2830.30A change to subheading 2830.10 through 2830.30 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2830.10 through 2830.30 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
2830.90A change to subheading 2830.90 from any other subheading, except from subheading 2613.90.
28.31-28.40A change to subheading 2831.10 through 2840.30 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2831.10 through 2840.30 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
2841.10-2841.60A change to subheading 2841.10 through 2841.60 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2841.10 through 2841.60 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
2841.70A change to subheading 2841.70 from any other subheading, except from subheading 2613.10.
2841.80-2841.90A change to subheading 2841.80 through 2841.90 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2841.80 through 2841.90 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.
28.42-28.51A change to subheading 2842.10 through 2851.00 from any other chapter, except from Chapter 28 through 38; or
A change to subheading 2842.10 through 2851.00 from any other subheading within Chapter 28 through 38, including another subheading within that group, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than:
(a) 60 percent where the transaction value method is used, or
(b) 50 percent where the net cost method is used.

Continues in Chapters 29 - 40