Origin is the “economic” nationality of goods traded internationally. It is used by customs authorities, along with the commodity codes and the value of the goods, to determine how the goods should be treated when imported. There are two types of origin: preferential origin and non-preferential origin.
Free Trade Agreements (FTA) are the results of negotiations between two countries. They therefore reflect the trading choices of both party. As a consequences, FTA are usually different from each other. However, most EU agreements have a common provisions.
Knowing the common provision to EU agreements is very useful when analysing the impact of a trade agreement on your trade flow