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Learn to Save on Tariffs and Fees with USMCA

In the U.S.A., the agreement is named the USMCA (U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement); it replaced the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) on 7/1/2020. In Canada, the agreement is named the CUSMA (Canada United States Mexico Agreement). In Mexico, the agreement is named the T-MEC (Tratado entre Mexico Estados Unidos y Canada). These are the three names for a single agreement between three nations.  

USMCA’s entry into force symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter for North American firms; it supports trade that is more balanced and reciprocal between the three member countries. Trade and stronger economic development in North America are a goal of the USMCA. The USMCA contains enhancements; it modernized products’ rules of origin, improved agricultural market access, and strengthened intellectual property, digital trade, financial services, and labor rules. 

Issuing a USMCA origin statement represents a firm’s commitment to understanding the rules of origination, record keeping, and legal obligations. Our course provides the information you need to make decisions that will ensure your compliance with USMCA’s rules, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s regulations while benefiting your supply chain and your customers.  

PLEASE NOTE:  A basic understanding of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US (HTSUS) and the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) is required for this course. If you are not familiar with the HTSUS, tariff classification or the GRI, we recommend that you attend our class on Tariff Classification. You may sign up for Tariff Classification instructionhere and take it prior to taking the USMCA course. The Tariff Classification course is relevant to importers, exporters, freight forwarders and customs brokers. Tariff classification supports use of USMCA and other free trade agreements, as well as application of Section 301 and Section 232 rules.

Course: Tariff Classification

Tariff Classification Course using HTSUS and Schedule B. Classification for import, export, FTA determination & clarification on Section 301 and Section 232.

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What You Will Learn

Learn from our experts who have real-world experience; they have been in your shoes and can relate to your issues and concerns. Our USMCA course will provide information about how it could impact your business.  

Each instructor tailors their USMCA presentation to class attendees and the industries each represent.  

USMCA includes specific requirements and rules of origin for certain types of products. If you represent one of the industry sectors listed below, your instructor will delve into the special rules or requirements stated within USMCA: 

  • Automotive 
  • Chemicals 
  • Textiles and apparel 
  • Agriculture goods 
  • Iron and steel 
USMCA Training Course Will Benefit

Our course will benefit Exporters’ and Importers’, Customs Brokers’, and Freight Forwarders’ professionals who are:  

Compliance Officers, ISO Managers, Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Logistics, Customer Service, Plant Managers, Operations Managers, Credit Managers, Controllers, Engineering, and Legal. 

You will receive a printed text titled “USMCA – A Practical Guide to Regulation Documentation and Procedures” by John D. Goodrich when you take this course. Another benefit of taking our course! 

USMCA the Modernized NAFTA Course Agenda

8:30am to 4pm (Central Time) – Webinar
Class Material – USMCA A Practical Guide to Regulation Documentation & Procedures
  1. USMCA INTRODUCTION
    1. Overview & benefits of the USMCA
    2. Business requirements for participation
  2. DEFINITIONS
  3. A CLOSER LOOK AT ORIGINATION
    1. Wholly Obtained or Produced
    2. Product Specific Rules
    3. Produced Exclusively From Originating Materials
    4. Exemptions From Tariff Change Rules
    5. Electronic Goods
  4. FINER POINTS OF ORIGINATION
    1. Remanufactured Goods
    2. Accumulation
    3. De Minimis
    4. Fungible Goods or Materials
    5. Accessories, Spare Parts, Tools
    6. Packaging Materials and Containers for Retail Sale
    7. Packing Materials and Containers of Shipment
    8. Sets of Goods
  5. USMCA AND SPECIAL SECTORS
    1. Chemicals
    2. Iron and Steel Products
    3. Textiles and Apparel
    4. Agricultural Goods
    5. Automotive
  6. ORIGIN CERTIFICATION
    1. Making the Claim
    2. Origin Certification Obligations
    3. Certificate of Origin
  7. USMCA IN THE ORGANIZATION
    1. USMCA Business Flow Model
    2. Should Your Company Participate?
    3. Classification Management
    4. Solicitation
    5. USMCA Origination Management
  8. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR MARKING PURPOSES
  9. ARTICLE 2 USMCA’S EFFECTS ON TEMPORARY ENTRY, DUTY DEFERRAL AND DUTY DRAWBACK
Customer Testimonials from USMCA Course
“I love your USMCA Webinar. It was extremely informative and I am seeing immediate benefits for our company.”
“With the information gained, I’ve since been able to see the possibilities for savings throughout our organization and have pointed them out to our Director of Trade Compliance.”
“This is definitely a must for anyone importing and exporting within North America and well worth the cost.”

$595-$645
Per Person

Upcoming Dates
LocationDate
WebinarDec 15th
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Austin, TXMar 10th
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Chicago, ILJun 16th
WebinarJun 28th
Full-Day Class
Seminars: 8:30am-4pm Local Time
Webinars: 8:30am-4pm CT
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch
Course Features
Small Class Size
6.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
Digital Badge
Earn Education Credits

Book included with registration!

HTSUS has been updated to include
General Note 11 with product specific
rules for USMCA

Download HTSUS 2021 Rev 7

All Global Training Center Course Topics

Full Day Courses

Exporting Procedures
Importing 201
Importing Procedures
International Logistics
International Letters of Credit
Tariff Classification
USMCA

Half Day Courses

Automotive Tariff Classification
CTPAT
Export Administration Regulations EAR
Export to Canada
Export to Mexico
Incoterms
ITAR