The abbreviation "EG" for European Community may no longer be used in preference certificates and supplier declarations (from July 1, 2006).
Within the framework of the explanations (OJ C 16 of January 21, 2006) on the Pan-Euro-Med origin protocols, the following abbreviations are provided for the participating countries or areas after the two-digit ISO alpha code:
The ISO alpha code " EU " can be used for the European Community ; the abbreviations " EEC, CE, CEE, EC " are also permitted in the explanations given above. The common use of the abbreviation " EG " for goods originating in the European Community when designating the country of origin and preferential traffic in preference certificates or Supplier declarations have so far been tolerated. The two -letter ISO alpha code " EG", however, is only intended as a mark for the Arab Republic of Egypt. In connection with the introduction of Pan-Euro-Med cumulation, the incorrect use of this Iso-Alpha code can therefore lead to a rejection of preferential treatment for goods originating in the Community, because with the indication " EG " of Egyptian origin is certified.
When issuing proofs of preference - unless the full designation "European Community" is used from July 1, 2006 to prevent acceptance problems in the importing country - only the abbreviations " EU ", " EEC ", " CEE " or " CE " are used close. The ISO alpha code " EC " is intended for Ecuador and cannot be used as an abbreviation for the English term "European Community" either.
With regard to supplier declarations, the statements apply accordingly. Long-term supplier declarations in which the abbreviation " EG " is still used do not have to be changed or updated after July 1, 2006. be replaced if it is beyond doubt that the marking " EG " refers exclusively to the European Community.