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…

2019 NAFTA Blanket Certificate of Origin Renewal Reminder

With 2018 coming to a close, Delmar International would like to take this opportunity to remind its clients to complete and/or obtain new 2019 NAFTA Certificates of Origin (‘certificate’) covering applicable products being imported into the U.S.,Canada or Mexico. In order to maintain NAFTA benefits, including duty free status, U.S., Canadian and Mexican importers should…

Canada Joins the U.S and Mexico in New North American Trade Agreement

Canada confirmed that it has reached agreement with the United States and Mexico on a new trade agreement to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The trilateral agreement was reached just prior to the U.S. government submitting a bilateral U.S. – Mexico agreement to Congress for approval. The new trilateral agreement, called…

U.S. and Mexico Announce Broad Agreement on NAFTA Changes

Both the U.S. and Mexican governments recently announced agreement on broad changes to the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) framework. Specific areas of agreement between the two countries include: Mexican De Minimis Threshold Increases: Mexico will increase its De Minimis value to US$100 from US$50 allowing these shipments to enter without duties or…

Presidential Proclamation: Additional Duties on Steel and Steel

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed the two Presidential Proclamations with additional duties on steel (25%) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-adjusting-imports-steel-united-states/) and aluminum (10%) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-adjusting-imports-aluminum-united-states/). The additional duties will apply beginning with merchandise entered into the United States on March 23, 2018. Products manufactured in Canada and Mexico are currently exempt from the additional duties. The affected tariff…