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…

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…