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News article5 July 2023Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union

EU – Central America preferential trade: update to Harmonised System 2022

The EU-Central America Association council has adopted on 29 June 2023 the Decision No 1/2023 modifying the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order that the product manufactured can obtain originating status, to reflect the Harmonised System (HS) 2022.

The Decision will enter into force 180 days after the adoption on 26 December 2023 and will be published in the Official Journal, C series, in due time.

The Decision covers the update of the product-specific rules of origin set up in the Appendix 2 and the Note 4 of Appendix 2A to Annex II, concerning the definition of the “Concept of “Originating Products” and Methods of Administrative cooperation” to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America (Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala), on the other hand.  

  • The product-specific rules of origin are updated to reflect the HS 2022 adjustments.
  • The tariff codes of the products of Chapters 61 and 62 within annual quotas are adjusted to reflect the HS 2022 update.

For any question regarding this Decision, you may contact Radu HURJUI (Radu [dot] HURJUIatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Radu[dot]HURJUI[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)) from DG TAXUD/Unit A6.


Publication date
5 July 2023
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union