The United States – Mexico – Canada (USMCA) has celebrated its one-year anniversary on July 7, 2021.
As importers and exports continue to consider resourcing manufacturing in Mexico and/or Canada, it is important to know that USMCA is very different from NAFTA. One of the main differences for trade is the tools available and the certification process. The United States – Mexico – Canada allows for the importer to declare the USMCA Status and allow for the information to be provided in any format.
The United States – Mexico – Canada has a helpful website: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/priority-issues/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/USMCA
There are many videos available to watch, one of the most valuable regarding the certification process is posted on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj6irP_aoDQ
The key to verify the qualification of the product under the requiremnets of the USMCA prior to the shipment arriving the U.S, MX or CA borders.
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