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Country of Origin Course

Specialty Course

Country of Origin Determination is crucial for exporters’ and importers’ success in international trade.

Learn How To Determine Country Of Origin For International Trade

Understanding substantial transformation is at the core of determining products’ Country of Origin. It is not intuitive. It is determined by rules, regulations, and legal cases from today and the past century. What is “Substantial Transformation” versus “Simple Assembly” according to the U.S. Customs Regulations and the Federal Trade Commission? Your expert instructor will answer this question and others using real world examples.


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9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Time) – Webinar Attendees will receive the speaker’s presentation



• Identify country of origin for marking and tariff purposes
• Determine qualification for U.S. government procurement
• Establish “originating goods” status under free trade agreements


• Purposes for which the substantial transformation standard is used
• Elements of substantial transformation, “a new and different article of commerce with a name,
character or use distinct from” a finished product’s materials. • Judicial and administrative precedent
• Assembly operations
• Changes in electronic functionality
• Recent development


• Determining originating goods status under NAFTA and other trade agreements • Application of the tariff shift rules
• Application of the NAFTA Marking Regulations


• Qualified and unqualified claims of U.S. origin • Review of cases

Half Day

One 15min break

$ 395
Per Person
  • Webinars: 9AM-12:30PM CT
Location Date
Webinar Mar 24th
Webinar May 16th

Course Features

Small Class Size

This means there is more time for you to grow and get the knowledge and answers you need to succeed. We highly encourage participation and questions throughout the class.

Certificate & Credits

With this interactive course you will receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge. You can also earn your education credits.

Webcam for Webinars

All attendees are required to have a working webcam for our webinars. This allows us to create an interactive space for your learning advantage.

You ask, we answer

If you have any other questions, we are here to help. Contact us! 

Our Country of Origin Determination course will introduce you to the Kyoto Convention World Customs Organization and describe its relevance to you.

Country of origin determines whether a product is subject to anti-dumping, countervailing or  Section 201, 232, and 301 duties when it’s imported into the U.S. Country of origin determines whether a product is eligible for duty free treatment when exported to your customers’ foreign location.

If you are using Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), you already know that Country of Origin Determination is the core of every FTA! This course highlights the importance of documenting Country of Origin for components as well as the finished product.

  • Definition of Country of Origin as issued by:
    • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
    • Federal Trade Commission
  • What is Substantial Transformation vs. Simple Assembly?
  • Country of Origin & Additional Duties: Anti-dumping – Section 232/301 duties

Exporters, Importers and Customs Brokers’ personnel who are Classification Specialists, Free Trade Agreement Teams, Legal, Sales, Logistics, Customer Service and Trade Compliance.


* Small Class Size – Time for discussions / Q&A

* Live INTERACTIVE We encourage class participation! You may ask questions throughout the session.

* Book included in price – Great reference to keep at your desk!

* Earn continued education credits (approved for NCBFAA & NASBITE)

* Best in-class Instructors, with real-world experience, which means they can relate to your issues

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Become One of Our Hundreds of Happy Customers!

We love receiving feedback from our clients! This way we can stay on top of our service and provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed in the industry.

“George was wonderful!!! I REALLY like the format of being able to put your hand up and ask questions as new concepts or areas of concentration were presented. I think this helped facilitate a collaborative environment and allowed attendees to relate the topics to their respective area of trade and job role!

    Compliance Analyst

    “Most beneficial part, of course, was the review of all of the various regulations that govern COO. The substantial transformation was also broken down nicely. Course will allow me to provide better instructions to various departments within my company."


      “This class will give me more confidence in determining COO and direction for resources for assistance."

        Compliance Coordinator

        "I found the webinar VERY instructive and helpful. I felt the instructor was very knowledgeable. I would be interested in taking other webinars taught by Mr. Thompson. I found the case law reference exceptionally helpful as examples. The resources provided by the instructor are also of great interest and help."

          Finanace Administrator

          "The segment on Substantial Transformation including the case law examples. This is an area in which I've had no clear instruction. Mr. Thompsons presentation has given me a much better understanding of process and definition.`"

            FTA Compliance Coordinator

            “Webinar was very informative. The instructor was very good in explaining material using various examples for support. The difference between substantial transformation and simple assembly was most beneficial."

              Senior Administration

              Our Customers That Care About Compliance