USMCA

the Modernized NAFTA

Course Description

USMCA is the new NAFTA. After 25 years, the United States, Canada, and Mexico have approved the agreement which will go into force on July 1, 2020. The USMCA’s entry into force symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter for North American trade by supporting more balanced, reciprocal trade, and stronger economic development in North America.  The USMCA contains enhancements and modernized approaches to rules of origin, agricultural market access, intellectual property, digital trade, financial services, labor, and numerous other sectors.

What is CUSMA? CUSMA (Canada United States Mexico Agreement) is what Canada named the updated NAFTA Agreement. The U.S. named the same agreement USMCA.

What is T-MEC? T-MEC (Tratado entre Mexico Estados Unidos y Canada) is what Mexico name the updated NAFTA Agreement. The U.S. named the same agreement USMCA.

What You Will Learn

Learn from our experts who have real-world experience. Our experts have been in your shoes and can relate to your issues and concerns. Our course will teach you how USMCA is going to impact your business.  Learn what the new changes mean for you and how it will affect your current NAFTA process. USMCA went into effect July 1, 2020.

The instructor tailors the class depending on the industries present in the class. The instructor will cover the following sectors when present:

  • USMCA changes for automotive
  • USMCA changes for chemicals
  • USMCA changes for textiles and apparel
  • USMCA changes for agriculture goods
  • USMCA changes for iron and steel

While some will have little impact, others may have to possibly change their supply chain to continue to benefit under the new agreement.

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 USMCA Course.

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.

USMCA training course will especially benefit anyone involved with or responsible for qualifying goods under USMCA (formerly NAFTA).

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

$595.00
Per Person

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

Schedule:

LocationDate
WebinarAug 25th
WebinarSep 15th
WebinarOct 27th
WebinarDec 8th

NEW USMCA Book Coming Soon
Authors:
John D Goodrich

Book included with registration!
Can’t attend? Purchase book soon!

Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Earn 6 CCS/MCS/CES/MES NCBFAA

Earn 6.5 NASBITE CEUs

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

Download HTSUS July 2020

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