[DETROIT, Michigan– July , 2020] The North American Free Trade Agreement has expired June 30, 2020. NAFTA will be replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement. Also known as USMCA in the US, CUSMA in Canada, or T-MEC in Mexico.
What has changed?
- Importers can now certify the country of origin on goods.
a. Previously only an Exporter or Producer could be the certifying party
- Low value shipments sent to Canada now have a limit of $3300.00.
a. The US will remain at $2500.00
- De Minimis rules for shipments going to Canada now have a limit of $150.00.
a. The US will remain at $800.00 and shipments to Mexico now have a $117.00 limit
- Proof of origin will no longer be accepted on a NAFTA certification.
a. The certification can now be included on the invoice, or a separate certificate that will include the
required 9 data elements and the required certification statement.
U.S Customs will issue regulations under Part 182 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19CFR part 182) and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) General Note 11 (GN11)
Rules of origin for what qualifies as originating have been modified. If you are using preference criterion B or D, you will
need to consult the new rules of origin to determine if your products still qualify as duty free under the new
What are the nine Data elements that are required to certify the goods?
- You must indicate if the certifying party is the Importer, Exporter, or Producer
- Certifier Name, Address (including country), Phone, and Email Address
- Exporter Name, Address (including country), Phone, and Email Address
- Producer Name, Address (including country), Phone, and Email Address
- Importer Name, Address (including country), Phone, and Email Address
- Description of goods
- HS Tariff Classification Number
- Origin Criterion
- Blanket Period (Limited up to a 12-month period).
Every certification must include the following statement:
I certify that the goods described in this document qualify as originating and the information in this document is
true and accurate. I assume responsibility for proving suck representations and agree to maintain and present upon request
or to make available during a verification visit, documentation necessary to support this certification.
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Please note that regulations are subject to change. Rules and Regulations regarding the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Free Trade Agreement are subject to the current regulations found Part 182 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19CFR part 182) and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) General Note 11 (GN11). Please consult these regulations before making any Free Trade claims.