Confirmation of the status of goods manufactured by (received from) free economic zones residents



The Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of № 918 'On the body authorized to determine the status of the goods manufactured (received) with the usage of the foreign goods placed under the Free Customs Zone or Free Warehouse Procedures' of  July 6, 2011 empowers the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to determine the status of such goods and issue the Certificate defining them either as the goods produced on the territory of the Customs Union, or the goods produced outside the Customs Union.

According to the Article 23 of the Agreement on Free (special) economic zones on the customs territory of the Customs Union and the customs procedure Free Economic Zone of June 15, 2010 (hereinafter referred to as the 'Agreement'), before all the decisions stated in the Article 19 of the Agreement are maid, the goods are defined as the goods produced on the territory of the Customs Union if their origin is confirmed by the ST-1 Certificate, issued meeting the criteria of the national legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

National legislation should be understood to mean:

  • the Law of the Republic of Belarus 'On the Ratification of the Agreement on the Rules of Identification of the Country of Origin in the Commonwealth of Independent States', dated January 7, 2012;
  • the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus № 1306 'On certain issues of the identification of the origin o goods' dated October 10, 2007.

By reference to the provisions of the Agreement, the foreign goods placed under the Free Customs Zone Procedure should meet the Criteria for Goods Processing Sufficiency. The Agreement doesn’t define the term 'foreign goods' which shall be applied within the meaning of the Customs Code of the Customs Union, according to the paragraph 3 of the Article 1 of the Agreement.

The verification and issuance of the ST-1 Certificates of origin for the purpose of the confirmation of the status of goods, as well as consulting on the issues of the Certificate issuance, is performed in accordance with the established procedure by the regional enterprises of the BelCCI on the site of the free economic zones location:

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