Definition: Country of consignment

Category: External trade

In Extra-EU trade, country of consignment means the country from which the goods were initially dispatched to the importing Member State, without any halt or legal operation not inherent in their transport having occurred in an intermediate country; if such halts or legal operations have occurred, the final intermediate country shall be regarded as the country of consignment.
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1917/2000, art 7(1)(b).