The Protocol was signed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on October 30, 2015.
The Protocol contains amendments aimed at simplifying customs clearance procedures for both foreign economic operators and the customs agencies.
In particular, it adjusts the definition of certificate of origin to the accepted international terminology.
In addition, the amended Rules for Determining the Country of Origin include a new section on the procedure and timeframe for verifying the declared information about the country of origin of goods. The Protocol also amends the List of Conditions and the Manufacturing and Technological Operations, which must be fulfilled by a given country for it to be considered a product’s country of origin.