The Rules of Origin (ROO) establish the standards or criteria that will determine whether goods will be given preferential tariff treatment under the AKFTA. Specifically, the ROO will determine whether a good originate from any ASEAN member country and Korea and thus be qualified for preferential tariffs. More importantly, the ROO will help prevent goods from outside the ASEAN-Korea region from having access to the benefits that the FTA accord to the Parties.
Compliance to ROO is important in exporting products under the preferential trading arrangement. Rules of Origin of the AKFTA is found in Annex 3 of the Agreement
A seminar kit on the benefits of AKFTA is developed to disseminate information to the stakeholders.