b) an appropriate reference to the manufacturer`s written submission, for example. B in a certificate of origin indicating that the goods are of origin. The U.S.-Mexico-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) is a trade agreement between these parties. The USMCA replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (b) which, under Article 5.14 (original decisions) and Article 7.5 (early decisions), have received a preliminary decision on the origin provided for by this agreement. b) several movements of identical goods within a time frame indicated in the certificate of origin, but no more than 12 months. The original certification may apply to a single shipment or be a flat-rate certification for several shipments and be valid for up to 12 months. less than five business days to provide customs with a copy of the corrected certificate of origin. (a) information, including documents proving that the goods are from; or even if the above product categories do not require a certificate of origin to use the USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA, it is still the importer`s responsibility to maintain all valid evidence of origin in the use of free trade agreements. They must ensure that all products receiving preferential tariff treatment are effectively authorised – the applicability of origin can be requested/demanded by the relevant customs authorities during an inspection. Notification of preferential rates without valid proof of origin on the date of importation may suspend your company from significant retroactive customs duties, interest and penalties. If CUSMA declarations are made in error, importers are required to submit comments (corrections) after customs clearance.

The audit trail (records) of the evidence of the origin of trade agreements must be kept for seven years: the year of importation and customs clearance, plus an additional six years. On July 1, 2020, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaced NAFTA as a free trade agreement between the three countries. Under the USMCA, qualified products exported to Mexico and Canada are exempt from tariffs and quotas. To qualify for this preferential rate, you must determine whether your products are eligible in accordance with the USMCA`s rules of origin.