On 16 January 2017, the World Customs Organization announced that Annex III (2012-2017) to the ‘WCO Guide for Technical Update of Preferential Rules of Origin’ has been added to reflect the recent changes in the Correlation Tables HS 2012 – 2017. Annex I correlates HS 200-HS 2007. Annex II correlates HS 2007 and HS 2012.

Although the Guide and its Annexes are intend to assist Customs Administrations in updating the Product Specific Rules of Origin (PSRs) in preferential programs and free trade agreements (FTAs) where the PSR’s are based on the Harmonized System (HS), it should also prove useful to businesses who use the preferential programs and FTAs).

The updated Guide with all three annexes is available in English and Spanish versions.