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USMCA
The Modernized NAFTA 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, USMCA requires proper qualification, procedures, and documentation. 

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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

8:30am to 4pm (Central Time) – Webinar Class Material – USMCA A Practical Guide to Regulation Documentation & Procedures
  1. I. USMCA INTRODUCTION
    1. Overview of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement
    2. The justification for Free Trade
    3. Business participation in USMCA

    II. DEFINITIONS

    III. A CLOSER LOOK AT ORIGINATION
    1. Wholly Obtained or Produced
    2. Product Specific Rules, Produced Exclusively From Originating Materials
    3. Exemptions From Tariff Change Rules
    4. Electronic Goods

    IV. FINER POINTS OF ORIGINATION
    1. Remanufactured Goods, Recovered Materials and Disassembly
    2. Intermediate Materials
    3. Accumulation and 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
    9. Transit and Transhipment
    10. Non-Qualifying Operations

    V. USMCA SPECIAL SECTORS
    1. Express Shipments
    2. Chemicals, Iron and Steel Products
    3. Textiles and Apparel
    4. Agricultural Goods and Automotive

    VI. ORIGIN CERTIFICATION
    1. Making the Clam and Distributor Statements

    VII. REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS
    1. Basis of a Certification of Origin,
    2. Importing and Exporting Obligations
    3. Record-Keeping Requirements, Determination and Verifications of Origin
    4. Refunds & Claims, Confidentiality, Penalties, Advance Rulings

    VIII. USMCA IN THE ORGANIZATION
    1. USMCA Business Flow Model – Should Your Company Participate?
    2. Classification Management and Solicitation
    3. USMCA Origination Management

    IX. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR MARKING PURPOSES
    1. 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 Class

Two 15min breaks and 1hr lunch

$ 595-645
Per Person
  • Seminars: 8:30AM-4PM Local Time
  • Webinars: 8:30AM-4PM CT
Location Date
Webinar Oct 27th
Webinar Nov 22nd
Webinar Dec 14th

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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

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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.

“I thought this webinar was great! The information was thorough, but not overly complicated for someone who is not a USMCA (nor was I a NAFTA) “expert”. John did an excellent job presenting the information and using each of us, and our businesses, as specific examples. He also took the time to chat with us one-on-one if needed.”

    “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."

      “It gives me a deeper understanding of USMCA and gives me a solid foundation as I work to stand up a trade compliance group.”

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