NAFTA Rules of Origin

IMPORTANT: USMCA has been adopted. This course has been replaced by our new USMCA course. Please visit our USMCA the Modernized NAFTA Course.

Course Description

Are you claiming NAFTA? Learn whether your product should be shipped under the NAFTA Rules of Origin. Learn the rules to qualify and classify your goods under the NAFTA Agreement and review in detail the NAFTA Certificate of Origin Document. This NAFTA Rules of Origin/USMCA course prepares a company for shipping into Mexico and Canada under the NAFTA rules, correctly complete and maintain the proper documentation to take advantage of the reduced tariffs under NAFTA.  See Schedule ->

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What you will learn

  • Comprehensive review of the NAFTA Agreement
  • Step by step discussion on each NAFTA rule of origin
  • Completing the NAFTA certificate as Producer or Exporter
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Other U.S. FTAs
  • Updates to the General Rules of Origin
  • Change in De Minimis Thresholds for Non-Originating Content
  • Calculating RVC & Non-Originating Content under USMCA
  • Updated Provisions on Accumulation; Sets, Kits & Composite Goods;
  • Transit & Transshipment; Among Others
  • Significant Revisions to Product-Specific Rules of Origin
  • Filling Out the Proper Forms for Producers & Exporters
  • Country of Origin for Marking Purposes
  • Compare and contrast of NAFTA/USMCA

PLEASE NOTE:  Basic understanding of the HTS and GRI is required for this course. If you are not familiar with tariff classification and GRI, we recommend you sign up for Tariff Classification training prior to taking the NAFTA Rules of Origin.

Course Will Benefit

Exporters, Importers, Compliance Officers, ISO Managers, Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Logistics, Traffic, Customer Service, Plant Managers, Operations Manager, Credit Managers, Controllers, Engineering, Legal, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders. Class is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals.

NAFTA Rules of Origin/USMCA course will especially benefit anyone involved with or responsible for:

  • Qualifying goods under NAFTA
  • FTAs
  • International Documentation
  • Compliance Rules and Regulations

NAFTA Rules of Origin /USMCA class is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals. Instructor will level set the course based on attendees.

NAFTA Rules of Origin & USMCA Update Course Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Seminar
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time) – Webinar
Reference book NAFTA A Practical Guide to Regulation Documentation & Procedures
  • NAFTA — OVERVIEW
  • DEFINITIONS
  • A CLOSER LOOK AT ORIGINATION
    • Wholly Obtained
    • Production From Non-Originating Materials
    • Produced From Originated Materials
    • Exemptions From Change In Tariff
  • FINER POINTS OF ORIGINATION
  • NAFTA AND SPECIAL SECTORS
  • THE NAFTA CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN FORM
    • NAFTA Certificate of Origin & Instructions
    • An Exporter’s Form
    • A Producer’s Form
    • Manufacturer Affidavits
    • Distributor Statements
    • Country of Origin Statements for Non-originating Goods
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR MARKING PURPOSES
    • Marking Requirements
  • NAFTA STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESSES
    • Voluntary Participation
    • Supplier Solicitation
  • APPEAL PROCEDURES
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING RULES
    • Overview of Annex 311
  • RECORD KEEPING, PENALTIES, DENIAL OF BENEFITS
  • MAQUILADORA INDUSTRY
  • ANNEX 401 SPECIFIC RULES OF ORIGIN
  • REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT
  • OTHER FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

Customer Testimonials from NAFTA Course

“The most beneficial part was understanding the differences between NAFTA and USMCA, changes to certificate of origin, and receiving documentation for future reference. John is a great instructor! It’s obvious during discussion that he is extremely knowledgeable in his field.”
“John taking the time to go over everyone’s specific topics of discussions and needs. Also was very knowledgeable with most topics of discussion. The instructor was very informative and would highly recommend anyone who is new to this to take this course. I now have a better understanding on NAFTA and will be able to use the knowledge that I have obtained to do my job correctly.”
“All of the course was 100% beneficial. I left the course feeling more confident about completing a NAFTA certificate correctly. John Goodrich was an excellent instructor.”
“The instructor, Paul was incredibly knowledgeable on the topic. He helped increase my comfort level on completing the NAFTA Certificates and when to specify when to and when not to complete one. In my company we have no one that was willing to complete the forms and I feel better about taking on that responsibility.”

$595.00
Per Person

Small Class Size
6.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
6.5 CES/MES/CCS/CEU Credits

Full-Day Class

Seminar Time: 8:30am – 4pm Local Time
Webinar Time: 8:30am – 4pm CT
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch

NAFTA A Practical Guide to Regulation Documentation & Procedures
Authors:
John D Goodrich

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