SAFTA Rules of Origin (RoO)
Rules of Origin is the mechanism which is used to determine whether products imported into the contracting country originate in the exporting country. These are entitled to the preferential treatments within SAFTA rules of origin. Products wholly produced or obtained within the territory of the state of the exporting country, or which conforms to the required valued-added test are deemed to be regarded as originating from the respective country.
It is required that 30% of value addition has to be performed within Maldives, for the Maldivian products to be qualified for RoO.