In the General Conditions, Article 8(4)(h), reference is made to in-kind contributions from third parties being ineligible. Why not also mention the DG ECHO Partner? Is it not that all in-kind contributions are ineligible?

If the Partner contributes staff that it pays itself, this is not considered as an in-kind contribution. If the Partner contributes goods that it purchased beforehand, these can be considered as stocks and repaid at historical purchase price.