If your company has any customers in Canada or
Mexico, or if you have a domestic customer who ships
to one of those two countries, you’ve probably
been asked for a North American Free Trade Agreement
Certificate of Origin. And
depending on how much money these Canadian or Mexican
customers can save in duties under NAFTA, the requests
may be frequent and strongly worded.
Keep in mind, however, that not all products qualify
for NAFTA. And the same is true for any of the
other new free trade agreements (FTAs) that the United
States has become a part of. If you incorrectly
classify your products or incorrectly claim that your
products qualify for a reduced or free tariff under
a free trade agreement, your company—and the
person who signed the form or made the claim—faces
International Business Training (IBT) provides a variety
of resources to help you and your company understand
NAFTA and the other modern free trade agreements, how
to properly classify your products to determine whether
or not they qualify under a free trade agreement, and
how to complete the appropriate certificate of origin. Just
click on the title of the book, seminar or webinar that interests you for a more complete description
of that product.
Rules of Origin - This
one-day seminar will help you understand
the NAFTA Rules of Origin, apply them to
your company's products, and then correctly
complete and maintain the proper documentation
to take advantage of the reduced tariffs
Classification: Using the Harmonized Tariff
Schedule - This one-day
session explains the process and gives you
the tools to classify your own company's
products. This seminar is especially important
in 2007 after more than 1,600 HTS codes changed.
Product Classification Basics for Import & Export
One of the fundamental aspects of international trade is the proper
classification of your products. It's the basis of U.S. trade statistics
and for determining the correct duty rates and taxes (if any) on your goods.
This two-hour webinar provides you with an overview of the U.S. Harmonized
Tariff Schedule (HTS) as it relates to imports, the HTS or Schedule B codes
for exports, and the process you should follow to select the correct codes
for your products.
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