Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-676  
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Complaint
The 2 stage transformation needed on clothing is too stringent as it stifles investment in manufacture of clothing due to economic reason and prices. Our company would want to invest in Bio organic fabrics. We invest in stock form India for knitted fabric jersey 100% but with this fabric we have issues to get the SADC certificate of origin as in the rules of origin it does not have 2 value added process. But we are a brand, we produce the garment here in Mauritius we do also the printing at our factory. Therefore there is two process, the cloth is cut here, and then printing.Please can our case be studied as we are a SME factory and for our survival we need to export to Africa. Can this case be study for the rules of origin be modified if the printing process is big part on the value of this product  
Progress update note
During the 15th meeting of the SADC Subcommittee on Trade facilitation, the Secretariat reported that work is underway to review the Rules of origin. This matter was on the agenda of the next meeting on rules of origin for consideration.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
SADC  
Reporting Country or Region
Mauritius  
Date of incident
2015-07-31  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
5.20  
Date reported
2015-07-31 11:03  
Modified
2015-09-25 13:59