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Trump signs USMCA, ‘ending the NAFTA nightmare’

Since July 1, 2020, NAFTA has been replaced by a new free trade agreement CUSMA. As an importer, exporter and manufacturer, for your shipments which will be customs cleared on or after July 1, 2020, you are no longer be able to claim the NAFTA preferential treatment in Canada, the United States or Mexico. From this date on, for products “originating” in North America, you will have to claim a preferential treatment under the new CUSMA treaty.

How To Fill Out A Certification Of Origin Under The CUSMA/USMCA/T-MEC -  YouTube

AS OF JULY 1, customs authorities (e.g. CBSA and U.S. CBP) will not accept a NAFTA Certificate of Origin to claim the CUSMA “duty-free” treatment. For your 2020 blanket certificates of origin, prepared according to NAFTA, these will apply up to June 30, 2020, only. Effective July 1, the product must be certified as an “originating” good per a CUSMA Certification of Origin.

Unlike NAFTA, the new agreement does not call for a prescribed form. Instead, CUSMA requires a Certification of Origin, which can be included on a commercial invoice or a separate document, insofar as this new Certification contains all the mandatory minimum data elements set out in Chapter 5 / Annex 5-A of CUSMA.

CUSMA Certificate of Origin - English
Previous sample of the trilaterally agreed upon form used by Canada, Mexico, and the United States to certify that goods qualify for the preferential tariff treatment accorded by CUSMA. The Certificate of Origin must be completed by the exporter.

To allow W2C to apply the “duty-free” treatment under CUSMA to your products that will be customs cleared on or after July 1, W2C must be in possession of a valid CUSMA Certification of Origin, included either on the commercial invoice, Canada Customs Invoice or Proforma Invoice; or included on a CUSMA Certificate of Origin template of any format that contains all of the prescribed minimum data elements.

See also additional information on the CUSMA Certification of Origin, as published by the CBSA.

W2C has developed a CUSMA Certification of Origin template which you can access via the “Resources” tab available on our website:

Also be advised that the “Rules of Origin” (NAFTA vs. CUSMA) for several products (HS Codes), have changed. Before goods produced in Canada, the United States or Mexico can be certified on a Certification of Origin, they must qualify as an “originating” product under the “Rules of Origin” of the new CUSMA agreement. A product previously certified under NAFTA is not valid if imported/exported on or after July 1. Such a product must be re-qualified and re-certified under the new CUSMA rules.

Donald J. Trump‏ Verified account@realDonaldTrump  4:04 PM · Jun 9, 2018·

PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy! – 61,200 replies 32,928 retweets 113,772 likes

NAFTA and Labor

NAFTA Overview and Its Effect on Undocumented Immigration NAFTA stands for the North American Free Trade Agreement and it is a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.  A PTA is an agreement between a group of countries to levy low or zero tariffs against imports from members.  NAFTA took effect Continue reading “NAFTA and Labor” Posted

NAFTA Twenty Years Later

NAFTA at 20: One Million U.S. Jobs Lost, Higher Income Inequality By Lori Wallach My New Year’s celebrations this year were haunted by memories of January 1, 1994 — the day that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect. I remember crying that day, thinking about the proud men and women in union ★ Continue reading “NAFTA Twenty Years Later” ★ Posted by

Trump and NAFTA: Path of Negotiation and Reinvention

Read more: Trump Sours Flagging NAFTA Talks With Steel Trade War Threats | POLITICAL WILL Officials say a handful of less contentious NAFTA chapters could still be concluded during the latest round of talks, and three people at the talks said the technical teams remained focused on their tasks, despite the uncertainty the steel tariff ★ Continue reading “Trump and NAFTA: Path of Negotiation and Reinvention” ★ Posted

NAFTA: U.S. and Mexico Preliminary Deal

President Trump said the United States and Mexico would be entering into a new trade deal called the United States-Mexico trade agreement, and that he wanted to get rid of the name of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a crucial step toward revamping a trade pact that has appeared on the brink of ★ Continue reading “NAFTA: U.S. and Mexico Preliminary Deal” ★ Posted

Immigration and North American Market

CROSS THE BORDER WITH TACO BELL NO CROSSING THE WALL WITH SMART DETECTORS Climbing the Wall and the Van of the Migra: Border US-Mexico The issue of immigration was not tackled, reduced or resolved neither with the Bracero Program, the Maquiladoras, the opening of the Mexican Economy and its complete liberalization and privatization, and the ★ Continue reading “Immigration and North American Market” ★ Posted

Migration and Trade in North America: Trump Vision

Collision of Immigration and Trade: North America Versus Central America Trump putting 5% tariff on Mexican imports By The Associated Press | Posted: Thu 7:53 PM, May 30, 2019  | Updated: Thu 8:08 PM, May 30, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to ★ Continue reading “Migration and Trade in North America: Trump Vision” ★ Posted

North American Free Trade Agreement

The North American Free Trade Agreement created a preferential tariff area among the United States, Canada, and Mexico beginning on January 1, 1994. However, the drive for regional economic cooperation had begun as early as 1851 with bilateral free trade negotiations between the United States and Canada. A free trade area involving the United States Continue reading “North American Free Trade Agreement” Posted

Mexico – City 1990 ★ Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and Said El Mansour Cherkaoui​

Cuauhtemoc Cardenas el hombre que institucionalizo a la izquierda About the Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano Hijo de Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, nació en 1934, en la Ciudad de México. Es ingeniero civil por la UNAM con estudios en Francia, Alemania e Italia. Entre 1961 y 1964 dirigió el Movimiento de Liberación Nacional. Fue miembro del PRI Continue reading “Mexico – City 1990 ★ Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and Said El Mansour Cherkaoui​” ★ Posted

US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Why the big push for NAFTA if the promised gains were so modest and uncertain? Some of the explanation centers on the indirect benefits the United States could expect to derive from the Mexican prosperity predicted to result from its recent liberalization–if NAFTA could make it permanent. Even if NAFTA created no net trade increases ★ Continue reading “US-Mexico-Canada Agreement” ★Posted


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