NAFTA Rules of Origin and Documentation (Comparisons and Updates on Pending USMCA)

Jan Seal

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This webinar will help attendees understand how to meet the rules that are required to qualify their imports/exports between the three NAFTA countries (United States, Canada, and Mexico). In addition, this webinar will present some of the differences between the NAFTA and the USMCA and issues that may still be pending before ratification. Some of these changes may impact your company and require advance preparation to meet compliance requirements.

Why Should You Attend:

NAFTA is the largest free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The NAFTA provides for the entry of goods duty-free into each of the countries provided that the goods meet the strict rules of origin in the agreement. A NAFTA Certificate of Origin is required for most goods that can qualify under the rules and must be completed by the exporter and in possession of the importer when the goods are entered into the importing country. Failure to know the rules and properly complete the NAFTA Certificate of Origin and maintain proper documentation can result in severe penalties.

This webinar will provide an overview of the NAFTA agreement. It will also assist you in properly completing the NAFTA Certificate of Origin for qualified goods in order to receive duty-free treatment. It will help you in preventing errors that could result in severe civil and/or criminal penalties imposed by each country's Customs administration and preparing for a NAFTA audit.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Status and some major differences between NAFTA and USMCA
  • General Rules of Origin A through F
  • Completion of NAFTA Certificate of Origin
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Audits
  • Penalties
  • Resources

Who Will Benefit:

  • Importers, Exporters, and Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Purchasing Personnel
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Shipping/Receiving Personnel
  • Freight Forwarders/Customhouse Brokers
  • Global Export Professionals
  • Supply Chain Departments
  • Global Trade Compliance Department
  • Global Import Professionals
  • Shipping and Logistics Departments
  • Legal Departments
  • Trade Consultants/Advisors
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Foreign Trade Agencies
  • Business Development Centers
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Speaker: Jan Seal, International Trade Consultant

Jan Seal is a management consultant on international trade and a licensed customhouse broker with over 35 years of experience in imports and exports. Ms. Seal is a frequent speaker/instructor at nation-wide seminars and webinars for international companies and trade organizations. She is also a consultant for medium to multi-national companies on trade compliance. She has taught courses for Import Specialist at the U.S. National Customs Academy. She participated in a committee to develop NAFTA training lesson plans for customs in the U.S. and was one of the first trainers working in the U.S. government that offered training to federal government employees and the public on NAFTA.

She is the author of six books on various international trade topics which are available on Amazon. Two of them include: NAFTA Rules of Origin and Documentation; and, Tariff Classification Using the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

She received her BA degree from California State University at Fullerton with a year of post-graduate work in Education at the University of California, Riverside. She received her MBA at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and is a member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.


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