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EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
Directorate-General for Trade 
Deputy Director-General 
Brussels, 
D/SG/
(2018) 2276523 
Dear Mr. Townsend, 
Thank  you  for  your  interest  in  the  EU-Mercosur  negotiation.  Rules  of  origin  for  HS 
Chapter 24 remain subject to ongoing negotiation. Our negotiators have been in contact 
with you and are fully aware of the importance of the 10%-rule for ensuring that a tariff 
preference can be used by EU exporters of products falling under HS 2402 and 2403. I 
further note your position on full tariff elimination. 
Yours sincerely, 
Sandra GALLINA 
Mr Ben Townsend 
Vice-President, Head of EU Affairs 
EU Affairs Office Brussels 
JT International Holding B.V. 
Email: 
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111 
Tel. direct line +32 229-58745 
@ec.europa.eu 
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Electronically signed on 30/07/2018 11:17 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563