A brief explanation of how fungible goods and materials are treated when exporting under free trade agreements. This information is part of "A Basic Guide to Exporting", provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, to assist companies in exporting.
Last Published: 10/20/2016
Fungible Goods and Materials

Free Trade Agreements allow treating “fungible goods or materials” as originating where some goods are free trade agreement eligible but others are not.

A fungible good may be considered originating if the importer, exporter, or producer has either physically segregated (originating from the non-originating) the fungible good or material or used an inventory management system to segregate what is recognized in the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Rules of Origin