Where a claim for origin is based solely on a regional value content, the operations or processes listed below, undertaken by them or in combination with each other, are considered to be minimal and shall not be taken into account in determining whether or not a good is originating:
Ensuring preservation of goods in good condition for the purposes of transport or storage
Facilitating shipment or transportation
Packaging or presenting goods for transportation or sale
Simple processes, consisting of sifting, classifying, washing, cutting, slitting, bending, coiling and uncoiling and other similar operations;
Affixing of marks, labels or other like distinguishing signs on products or their packaging; and
Mere dilution with water or another substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the goods.