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Origin Engineering

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Origin engineering is the relocation of part of a product's manufacturing from one country to another country to avoid unfavorable trade restrictions, such as higher duty rates or quotas.

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What is origin engineering?

The practice of relocating part, but not all, of the manufacturing of a product from one country to another country to avoid unfavorable trade restrictions, such as higher duty rates or quotas.

Origin engineering requires an in-depth analysis of the rules of origin for the product to determine which manufacturing processes determine the country of origin of the product.


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