(b) regardless of the action or trade instrument to which they are linked, their rules of origin are not used as instruments for direct or indirect pursuit of commercial objectives; 1. Each member submits to the secretariat, within 90 days of the ENTRY into force of the WTO agreement, its rules of origin, its judicial decisions and its general administrative decisions concerning the rules of origin applicable on that date. If no rule of origin is provided for by the non-accident, the member concerned sends them immediately after the announcement of this situation. The information received by the Secretariat and made available to the Secretariat is communicated to members by the Secretariat. — minimal processes or processes that do not give themselves the origin of a credit. (ii) when the percentage of value test is applied, the method of calculating that percentage must also be indicated in the rules of origin; concerned with ensuring that rules of origin are developed and applied in an impartial, transparent, predictable, consistent and neutral manner; 1. For the purposes of Parts I to IV of this agreement, the rules of origin are deemed to be the laws, regulations and administrative provisions applied by a Member State to determine the country of origin of the goods, provided that these rules of origin are not linked to contractual or autonomous commercial regimes that result in the granting of tariff preferences beyond the application of Article I , paragraph 1, of the 1994 GATT. (b) provide information and advice on any issue relating to the origin of goods that may be requested by a member or committee; (j) any administrative action they take with respect to the determination of origin may be reviewed without delay by courts or judicial, arbitration or administrative proceedings, regardless of the authority that makes the decision, which may result in an amendment or annulment of the finding; (g) the rules of origin should be based on a positive standard. Negative standards can be used to clarify a positive standard. (i) when they introduce changes to their rules of origin or new rules of origin, they cannot apply these changes retroactively in their laws or regulations; 3. The committee, in cooperation with the technical committee, is putting in place a mechanism to review and modify the results of the harmonization program in light of the objectives and principles set out in Article 9.
These may be cases where the rules need to be more operational or updated to reflect new production processes affected by technological change. Recognising that transparency of rules of origin laws, regulations and practices is desirable; (a) apply the rules of origin in the same way for all purposes covered by Article 1; (c) rules of origin must be objective, understandable and predictable; (h) at the request of an exporter, importer or person with a legitimate reason, the original assessments they would assign to a thing are issued as soon as possible and no later than 150 days (3) after a request for evaluation, provided all the necessary information has been provided. Applications for assessment are accepted before the start of trade in the property concerned and may be accepted at a later date.