The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) is a preferential regional trade agreement, formerly known as the Bangkok Agreement. The AptA aims to promote the economic development of its members by adopting mutually beneficial trade liberalization measures that contribute to regional trade expansion and economic cooperation. Over time, it has focused, from the first negotiations on tariff concessions in trade in goods, to the current negotiations on investment liberalization, trade in services and trade facilitation. It is also constantly working to improve and modernize its rules of origin for the trade in goods. and meet the original requirements set out in the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement for merchandise exports in accordance with (b) the rules of origin of the Asia-Pacific trade agreement. Each item in a batch must apply to itself; and (ii) the earliest identifiable price paid for materials, parts or products of indeterminate origin in the territory of the participating state where the opening or processing takes place. Products that meet the origin requirements of Rule 2 and are used by a participating state as inputs for a preferred finished product from another participating state are considered to originate in the territory of the participating state when the finished product has been mined or processed, provided that the total content of material originating from the participating states is not less than 60% of that product.b. It`s a value. The fourth round of negotiations will focus on areas that go beyond traditional tariff concessions in order to deepen trade policy cooperation and integration.

APTA members are currently negotiating three framework agreements on trade facilitation, trade in services and investment. In addition, APTA members exchange information on non-tariff measures. (ii) products are not marketed or consumed; and when determining the origin of the products, the packaging must be considered as a whole with the product it contains. However, packaging can be treated separately when required by national law. Products imported into the territory of a participating state under the agreement that are shipped directly within the meaning of Rule 6 may be subject to preferential concessions if they meet the original requirements under one of the following conditions: the value of imported materials, parts or products that (i) are collected there and which are no longer able or unable to meet their original purpose. , be restored or repaired and can only be used for the disposal or upgrading of parts or raw materials; (c) meet the shipping conditions set out in the rules of origin of the Asia-Pacific trade agreement. As a general rule, products must be shipped directly from the export country to the destination country under Rule 6. For products originating from the least developed participating states, a favourable rate of 10 percentage points may be granted for the percentages set in Rules 4 and 5. For Article 4, therefore, the percentage would not exceed 65% and, for Article 5, this percentage would not be less than 50%.

(a) for the purposes of Rule 2, point b), products for which the total value of materials, parts or products originating from non-member or indeterminate countries does not exceed 55% of the F.o.b.