Thursday, October 14, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Faculty, Staff, Students

This will be a full-day training held in person on GVSU’s Downtown Campus. Complimentary Parking, & Lunch will be provided.

Canada and Mexico continue to be top trading partners for Michigan businesses, accounting for more than 70% of Michigan’s global trade. The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force as of July 1, 2020, replacing NAFTA.

It is critical for businesses to understand the changes that come with the new USMCA.  Many of the rules for how goods qualify for preferential duty treatment have changed. New sector-specific rules, such as in Automotive, have been written to enact more stringent origin parameters. Certifications of origin take on a new look and recordkeeping must be refreshed to remain compliant. 

Join us to learn USMCA’s many updated provisions and clauses. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the rules, regulations, and best practices to put into place for the future.

Topics covered:

  • How to certify products and create a new free-form certification of origin
  • Understanding Origin Criterion
  • USMCA Product-Specific Rules of Origin
  • USMCA – new industry & sector special rules
  • Tariff Shift & Regional Value Content
  • Supplier Solicitation Process
  • Recordkeeping & Compliance


Limited seating is available for this in-person training, register today!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per CDC Guidelines and Grand Valley State University On-Campus COVID-19 Policies, regardless of if an individual is vaccinated or not, this training will require masks to be worn at all times, by all attendees covering both the nose and mouth, except for when seated and socially distanced during meal times. GVSU requires that all guests fill out a self-assessment on the day they are planning to come to campus before they enter campus, please find the visitor self-assessment here. Social distancing and mask practices will be in effect and enforced throughout the training. If guidelines change and no longer allow us to meet in person during this scheduled time, all attendees will be notified and given the option to attend the online training given the following week or offered a refund. Our cancellation/refund policy for in-person events will be effective for this event, Read the full policy here.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

GVSU's Seidman College of Business
50 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49418

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GVSU's Seidman College of Business 50 Front Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Angie Ecklund

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This event was added to the calendar by Student VAGTC ( on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12:41 p.m.