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Image: NEI logoWhat You HAFTA Know When Claiming NAFTA

Type: Online webinar series
Name: NAFTA for Beginners
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Place: Online from any computer or mobile device
Presenter: Carlos Valadez and Misty Gibbins
Note: Attendees may register for any one or both sessions in the series

Part 1

  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am PT
  • Fee: Complimentary

Part 2

  • Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am PT
  • Fee: $57 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Let us take the mystery out of this intricate free trade agreement. These 60-minute webinars offer novice importers a basic understanding of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) including eligibility, accountability and “reasonable care” as outlined by customs. The series’ part 2 offers a further examination of rules of origin specific to articles that have components from multiple countries, and determining regional value content and net costs. We will also provide helpful hints on working through NAFTA certification.

Topics Include

Part 1

  • What is NAFTA
  • NAFTA objective and eligibility
  • What is a Certificate of Origin
  • Exporter / Producer / Importer roles
  • NAFTA definitions
  • Considerations
  • Binding rulings
  • Consequences of non-compliance

Part 2

  • Completing a NAFTA certificate
  • Regional value content
  • Rules of origin
  • Preference criteria
  • Helpful hints
  • Reasonable care
  • Due diligence
  • Potential pitfalls

Who Should Attend

Owners, Signing Officers, Managers, Supervisors, Coordinators and Logistics staff of companies:

  • Under review by CBSA or CBP
  • Contemplating free trade agreement use
  • Importing with new staff
  • Confused about their product's eligibility

Additional Resources

Have questions or comments about this course? Call 888.538.1566 or email us today.

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