CUSMA proof of origin requirements for shipments valued under $3,300.00

Under the new Canada / US / Mexico Free Trade Agreement (CUSMA) shipments valued under $3,300.00 CAD will no longer require a Certification of Origin to claim the preferential tariff treatment when being imported into Canada, provided the origin is declared as Canada, USA, or Mexico. When Delmar has shipments that meet the above criteria,…

Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs

As follow-up to Canada’s April 3, 2020 ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade has opened the application period for 16 new supply-managed Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for dairy, chicken and eggs and egg products effective June 15, 2020: CUSMA – Milk;CUSMA – Cream;CUSMA –…

CUSMA / USMCA is almost here!

Time is running out for importers to request updated certificates, replacing the NAFTA certificates that are set to expire on June 30th.    The new trade agreement between Canada-US-Mexico (CUSMA / USMCA) comes into effect July 1st, and unless importers have obtained new certificates of origin from their suppliers, those products may be subject to duty under the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Tariff Treatment.  We…

CUSMA/USMCA Blanket “Certifications”

As the approaching July 1st, 2020 implementation of the Canada-US-Mexico free trade agreement (CUSMA, which goes by the acronym USMCA in the US), Canadian importers should be well advised that “blanket” NAFTA certificates of origin will no longer be valid when CUSMA/USMCA comes into effect. Current indications include a no “phasing out” period. Instead, the…

New USMCA Trade Agreement to Replace NAFTA on July 1, 2020

As confirmed by each participating country, the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA or CUSMA) is scheduled to become effective July 1, 2020. Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the updated agreement allows the three countries to continue their ongoing tariff-free trade in qualifying goods and services within North America. All…

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

The text of the long-awaited Canada-United States-Mexico Free trade Agreement is now available on the Government of Canada Website. Although no implementation date has been set, the agreement is expected to take effect sometime in 2019. Rules of origins remain largely unchanged, however the certification process is significantly different from the current NAFTA process, with…