Interesting FTA research report

The Swedish National Board of Trade has presented an interesting research report about utilization of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) & the complications around Rules of Origin (ROO).

Christopher Wingård, one of the authors of the report, says: ”At the beginning of the work, we were convinced that we would be able to connect specific rules of origin with a high or low utilization of the agreements, to find a pattern and be able to say which rules of origin are easy or difficult to use. However, we could not identify any such relationship. Instead, we found that a certain rule of origin in one agreement could be connected with a high utilization, but the same rule could have a much lower utilization in another agreement”.

Read the report here: national Board of Trade: FTA research report