The European Commission has published updated tables on the basis of the communications from the Parties to the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean rules of preferential origin indicating from what date the rules of origin agreed for the application of diagonal cumulation of origin apply. The new tables replace those published in September 2018 (OJ C 325, 14 September 2018, p.
The new communication contains three tables:

• Table 1 gives a simplified overview of the accumulation possibilities as of 1 March 2019.
• Table 2 shows, on the one hand, the beginning of diagonal cumulation on the basis of Annex I, Article 3 of the Regional Convention on Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Preferential Rules (OJ L 54, 26.2.2013, p As regards the rules of origin, reference is made to the Convention (marking before date with (C)) and, on the other hand, the date of application of the origin diagonal cumulation protocols annexed to the free trade agreements concerned.
• Table 3 includes the so-called SAP cumulation. The dates in this table refer to the date of application of the origin protocols annexed to the free trade agreements of the EU, Turkey and the participants in the EU Stabilization and Association Process, which provide for diagonal cumulation.

In Table 1, an “X” marks a bipartisan free trade agreement with rules of origin that provide for cumulation on the basis of the pan-Euro-Mediterranean rules of origin. If three parties (A, B and C) are involved in a diagonal cumulation, the fields for A-B, B-C and A-C must be marked with an “X” (ie the “X” mark is required three times).
New in Table 2 is the entry into force of the Regional Convention between EU and Ukraine as of 1 January 2019
The beginning of the application of the origin protocol for diagonal cumulation from the Jordan / Turkey Free Trade Agreement (1.3.2011), noted in the previous tables, has been deleted.

As soon as a reference to the Convention is included in a Free Trade Agreement between parties listed in Table 3 for which the Convention has entered into force, Table 2 will insert a date preceded by (C). Materials originating in Turkey covered by the EU-Turkey Customs Union may be treated as’ originating` materials for the purpose of diagonal cumulation between the European Union and the countries participating in the Stabilization and Association Process, to which origin protocols apply.
It should be recalled that diagonal cumulation is only allowed if the party to the final production and the party to the final destination are all parties to the acquisition of the originating status, ie. H. with the parties in which the materials used originate, have concluded free trade agreements with the same rules of origin. Materials originating in a party which has not concluded an agreement with the party to final production and the party to the final destination shall be treated as non-originating materials.
Source: OJ C 158 of 10 May 2019, p. 5.