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Australia wants to keep "rule of origin" in MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement):

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A new hurdle has emerged in the Mutual Recognition Agreement between Australia and the EU. The Australian delegation wants to keep the so-called "rule of origin" in the MRA, meaning that the MRA could not be applied to manufacturers based outside Australia or Europe. Rules of origin are difficult to police and the EU has a tendency to drop them from such MRA agreements. The issue is currently being discussed within the European Commission's Directorate General Trade.

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