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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Time) – Webinar Attendees will receive the speaker’s PowerPoint presentation
  1. KYOTO CONVENTION – WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION
  2. REASONS FOR RULES OF ORIGIN
    1. Identify country of origin for marking and tariff purposes
    2. Determine qualification for U.S. government procurement
    3. Establish “originating goods” status under free trade agreements
  3. SUBSTANTIAL TRANSFORMATION
    1. Purposes for which the substantial transformation standard is used
    2. Elements of substantial transformation, “a new and different article of commerce with a name, character or use distinct from” a finished product’s materials.
    3. Judicial and administrative precedent
    4. Assembly operations
    5. Changes in electronic functionality
    6. Recent development
  4. FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND THE TARIFF SHIFT STANDARD
    1. Determining originating goods status under USMCA and other trade agreements
    2. Application of the tariff shift rules
  5. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION “MADE IN USA” REQUIREMENTS
    1. Qualified and unqualified claims of U.S. origin
    2. Review of cases