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Basics of NAFTA

Date and Time

Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


  • L. William Seidman Center


Canada and Mexico continue to be Michigan’s top trading partners respectively, accounting for more than 70% of Michigan’s global trade. Despite recent NAFTA renegotiation talks between Mexico, Canada and the U.S., trilateral trade between these three countries increased by 6.5% in 2017.

It is critical for businesses buying or selling to/from Canada or Mexico to take full advantage of qualifying goods for preferential duty treatment under NAFTA to save your company and/or your customer’s duties and taxes.  To do this it is important to understand what qualifies for NAFTA and the compliance risk associated with certifying your products. 

Join us for this full-day seminar to learn the NAFTA qualification process for goods and gain a clear understanding of the rules, regulations, and best practices for implementation.

Topics Include:

  • NAFTA Definitions & Responsibilities
  • How to Fill Out a Certificate of Origin
  • Qualifying Goods Using NAFTA Rules of Origin
    • Tariff Shift
    • Regional Value Content
  • Supplier Solicitation Process
  • NAFTA Compliance



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