A NAFTA certificate of origin is not required for the commercial importation of a product valued at less than $1,000. However, in order for products to benefit from NAFTA`s preferential duties, the invoice attached to commercial import must include a declaration that they are considered to be originating under NAFTA`s rules of origin. The declaration must be handwritten, stamped, cut or attached to the commercial invoice. The NAFTA Certificate of Origin is not required for deliveries to another NAFTA country, unless the product is qualified for preferential tariff treatment in accordance with NAFTA rules of origin. A certificate is not required if the shipment is not eligible for preferential tariff treatment. Case 6: for each property described in box 5, the six-digit HS rate classification. When the type of goods is subject to a special rule of origin in Schedule 401, which requires eight digits, you identify it using the shS tariff classification of the country in which the goods are imported. The rules of origin (ROO) are contained in the final text of the free trade agreement. From time to time, a particular roo may be revised. You`ll find the latest version of ROC in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Plan, General Notes — General Note 33. In the United States, the exporter is required to keep the original or a copy of the certificate for five years from the date of signature. The importer is required to keep the certificate and all other relevant documents five years after the goods are imported.
Appropriate records of the goods, their materials and their production must support the facts alleged in the certificate. Mexican exporters must keep a copy of the certificate for 10 years. Canadian importers and exporters are required to keep the certificate for the importer for six years and six years from the date of signature for the Canadian exporter. Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States and the second largest export market for U.S. products. In 2018, Mexico was our third largest trading partner (after Canada and China) and the second largest export market. Total trade in goods and services totaled $678 billion and this trade directly and indirectly supports millions of jobs in the United States. In 2018, the United States sold $265 billion in U.S. products to Mexico and $34 billion in services for a total of $299 billion in U.S.
sales to Mexico. Mexico is the top or second largest export destination for 27 U.S. states. Exporters who are not producers often require their producers or distributors to present them with a NAFTA Certificate of Origin to prove that the last product or supplement used in the manufacture of the finished product sold in Mexico or Canada complies with the rules of origin. NAFTA requires a producer who is not an exporter to provide the final exporter with a NAFTA certificate of origin. However, if the non-exporting producer excludes the NAFTA Certificate of Origin, it is subject to the same registration requirements If the rate in the „general“ column is not zero, the exporter should then review the rate in the „preferences/preferences“ column. The U.S. nomenclature uses the „CA“ and „MX“ codes for Canada and Mexico, respectively. The Canadian tariff is used for the United States and Mexico.
In the case of Mexico, there is a section called „Tariff applied to trade partners,“ which is the „EE“ code. Uu. and „Canada“ for the preferential rate applicable to these countries.