Glossary

Origin Engineering

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.

Flexport

Ready to Get Started?

Flexport makes shipping your cargo transparent, reliable, and affordable

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.


Learn More

Related Help Articles

What Are Country of Origin Labeling Requirements?

What Should I Select for Origin Port and Destination Port?

What Is the Purpose of a Bill of Lading?

Related Glossary Terms

Bill of Lading (BOL or B/L)

Country of Origin

Rules of Origin

Origin Charge

Share the Article

More From Flexport

arrowImage

Ready to Get Started?

Sign up for a Flexport account or ask to see our platform in action.

Sign Up for Freight Market Updates

Get weekly insights into all things freight, delivered right to your inbox.

I agree to the storing and processing of my personal data by Flexport as described in the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.