Rule 2: Goods wholly produced within the Community

  1. The expression “wholly produced” when used with reference to goods means: (a) mineral products extracted from the ground within the Community;

(b)        vegetable products harvested within the Community;
(c)        live animals born and raised within the Community;
(d)        products obtained within the Community from live animals;
(e)        products obtained by hunting or fishing conducted within the Community; (f)         marine products taken from the sea by a vessel of a Member State;
(g)        goods produced within the Community exclusively from one or both of the following –

(i)       goods referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (f) and (h) and (i) of this paragraph;

(ii)       goods containing no materials imported from outside the Community or of undetermined origin, or containing those materials but which would not be regarded as such under paragraph 1 of Rule 3;

and shall be taken to include –

(h)        used articles fit only for the recovery of materials provided that they have been collected from users within the Community;

(i)         scrap and waste resulting from manufacturing operations within the Community.


  1. Wherever in paragraph 1 of Article 84 of this Treaty goods are required to be wholly produced, the use of small quantities of preservatives, vitamins, colouring and similar materials imported from outside the Community or of undetermined origin shall not affect their eligibility for Community treatment as wholly produced.