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USMCA: The Modernized NAFTA

Full Day Course

Free Trade Agreement USMCA (U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement) replaced the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) on 7/1/2020. Your company can save on tariffs and fees, but USMCA like other free trade agreements, requires proper qualification, procedures, and documentation.  USMCA requires proper qualification, procedures, and documentation. 

Learn To Save On Tariffs And Fees With USMCA

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.  

 

Same Free Trade Agreement, but 3 different names:

  • United States, the agreement is named USMCA (United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement)
  • Canada, the agreement is named the CUSMA (Canada United States Mexico Agreement)
  • Mexico, the agreement is named the T-MEC (Tratado entre Mexico Estados Unidos y Canada)

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. 

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USMCA the Modernized NAFTA Course Agenda
8:30 am to 4 pm (Central Time) – Webinar Class Material – USMCA A Practical Guide to Regulation Documentation & Procedures

 

I. USMCA INTRODUCTION

  • Overview of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement
  • The justification for Free Trade
  • Business participation in USMCA

 

II. DEFINITIONS


III. A CLOSER LOOK AT ORIGINATION

  • Wholly Obtained or Produced
  • Product Specific Rules, Produced Exclusively From Originating Materials
  • Exemptions From Tariff Change Rules
  • Electronic Goods

 

IV. FINER POINTS OF ORIGINATION

  • Remanufactured Goods, Recovered Materials, and Disassembly
  • Intermediate Materials
  • Accumulation and De Minimis
  • Fungible Goods or Materials
  • Accessories, Spare Parts, Tools
  • Packaging Materials and Containers for Retail Sale
  • Packing Materials and Containers of Shipment
  • Sets of Goods
  • Transit and Transhipment
  • Non-Qualifying Operations

 

V. USMCA SPECIAL SECTORS

  • Express Shipments
  • Chemicals, Iron and Steel Products
  • Textiles and Apparel
  • Agricultural Goods and Automotive

 

VI. ORIGIN CERTIFICATION

  • Making the Clam and Distributor Statements

 

VII. REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS

  • Basis of a Certification of Origin,
  • Importing and Exporting Obligations
  • Record-Keeping Requirements, Determination, and Verifications of Origin
  • Refunds & Claims, Confidentiality, Penalties, Advance Rulings

 

VIII. USMCA IN THE ORGANIZATION

  • USMCA Business Flow Model – Should Your Company Participate
  • Classification Management and Solicitation
  • USMCA Origination Management

 

IX. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR MARKING PURPOSES

  • Country of Origin, NAFTA Marking Requirements, CFR 19 § 102.20, CFR 19 § 102.21

 

X. ARTICLE 2, USMCA’s EFFECTS ON TEMPORARY ENTRY, DUTY DEFERRAL & DUTY DRAWBACK

Full Day

Two 15 min breaks & 1 hour lunch

$ 595-645
Per Person
  • Webinars: 8:30AM-4:00PM CT
  • Seminars: 8:30AM-4:00PM Local Time
Location Date
Webinar Dec 14th
Webinar Jan 25th
Austin, TX Feb 9th
Webinar Feb 22nd
Chicago, IL Mar 22nd
Webinar Mar 30th
Anaheim, CA Apr 20th
Webinar Apr 25th
Atlanta, GA Apr 26th
Webinar May 24th
Charlotte, NC Jun 22nd
Webinar Jun 27th

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.

International Trade Book

With this course you will receive a free reference book shipped directly to you. This will benefit you far past the course.

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! 

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

The individuals who have attended our course, and benefit the most are Exporters’ and Importers’, Customs Brokers’, and Freight Forwarders’ professionals such as:  

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

You will receive a printed textbook 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! 

NO SALES, NO GIMMICKS, JUST LEARNING!

* 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

You can read about our cancellation policy and transferring here 

Read everything you need to know about  education credits here 

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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.

“This will allow us to collect international payments much faster. This is very important for us as it is such a large percent of our total business”

    My role basically receives LC’s and pass along to our Accounting Department for approval. Only later do I get involved with documentation to avoid discrepancies. Now that I’ve had this training I no longer fear the LC and will have a better understanding of how to prepare the correct documentation. The instructor did a wonderful job of getting all of the participants involved. – International Sales Support Representative”

      This class will be a huge help in modifying the LOC instructions and check lists to send out organization wide.”

        Our Customers That Care About Compliance