European Commission issues a Note regarding „the rule of origin and nationality”

European Commission issued a Note regarding „the rule of origin and nationality” on 15 May 2012. The purpose of this Note is to clarify the application of the rule of origin and nationality to the five Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) programmes under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) 2007-2013 in which the Russian Federation participates.

The explanation of the Note applicable for Russian public entities: - "The Russian public entities carrying out procurement procedures on the territory of the Russian Federation under the national legislation of the Russian Federation, can apply national rules of origin and nationality, as long as goods, works or service providers of the Russian origin do not prevail over those goods coming from a foreign state and services/works performed by foreign natural and legal persons".