The NAFTA (Canada, Mexico, US) Rules of Origin and Certificate of Origin Requirements

Duration: 60 Minutes
This webinar will assist import-exporters in understanding the NAFTA rules of origin and the Certificate of Origin requirement. Understanding these rules and how they apply will allow you to take advantage of NAFTA to reduce your costs. How import-exporters classify their potential NAFTA products has enormous implications for their overall costs of doing business and profit margin.
NAFTA Rules of Origin
Instructor: Douglas Cohen
Product ID: 502033
Participants will learn how to properly complete the NAFTA Certificate of Origin, in order to receive duty free treatment, prevent errors that can result in severe civil/criminal penalties by each countries Customs administration, and preparing for a NAFTA audit. Understanding NAFTA opportunities and challenges is an essential element of business strategy not just for US, Mexican, Canadian companies but also Asian and EU firms competing for position in the NA space.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • Fundamentals of NAFTA
  • How do you take advantage of NAFTA to obtain duty free treatment for your NA trade?
  • What is the intent of the NAFTA rules of origin?
  • What is the applicable rule of origin in NAFTA?
  • How do you obtain the certificate of origin?
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Questionnaires, verifications, audits
  • Penalties
Why Should you Attend
Are you obtaining the lowest possible duty rate on your trade in goods with Canada, Mexico and US? The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reduces or eliminates duties on eligible goods traded among these North American markets. To determine eligibility for favorable treatment under the Agreement and to preclude third countries from obtaining benefits by merely passing goods through North America, the NAFTA rules of origin were negotiated. There are essentially 5 ways goods qualify as originating. These 5 ways are called Preference Criteria and are referred to as letters A-E. This webinar will assist you in qualifying your products under the NAFTA Preference Criteria.

In addition, NAFTA provides for a uniform certificate of origin to be prepared by the exporter and possessed by the importer when the goods are entered into the importing country. This certifies that a good being exported from one Party into the territory of another Party, qualifies as an "originating good." These rules of origin and certificate of origin rules are complicated, complex, and not well understood by import-exporters.

Who will Benefit
  • Those who currently trade in NA
  • Those considering trading within NA
  • Compliance Departments
  • Import-Export Departments
  • Trade Consultants
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Development Centers
  • Foreign Trade agencies
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Instructor Profile:
For more than 20 years, Douglas Cohen has been at the forefront of international trade and transactions. With positions in private law practice, the US Department of Commerce, the European Union, IATA, and American Airlines, Mr. Cohen has developed significant expertise in import export compliance, international negotiations, intellectual property, and Internet laws. At present, he is Senior Manager for Global Trade & Contracts at Worldwide Trade & Legal Associates, where he provides legal and strategic advice to organizations seeking to enter or expand foreign markets.

Mr Cohen has been asked to teach university courses and corporate seminars on international business and law in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is the author of numerous publications on Internet law, international contract negotiations, intellectual property protection, and import-export operations and compliance.


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