Thursday, October 21, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Faculty, Staff, Students

This virtual/live training delivers six hours of valuable content over two days, October 20, & 21 from 9 am - Noon est each day.

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 for six hours of virtual/live sessions over two days 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

The sessions will take place as follows and will include digital resources to assist in learning the material and as a future reference for your business:

  • Session One: Wednesday, October 20  |  9:00 to Noon EST
  • Session Two: Thursday, October 21  |  9:00 to Noon EST

A link to the virtual training will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the first session.


VAGTC's Live Virtual Training Policy - Van Andel Global Trade Center’s (VAGTC) reserves the right to record live virtual training sessions for archival purposes, on-demand library purposes, or makeup sessions for paying registrants who may have missed a session due to extenuating circumstances. Live virtual training sessions will not be recorded for attendee distribution purposes following the session. Global trade is an ever-changing landscape and VAGTC believes offering live virtual training where attendees can ask questions and receive responses in real-time is crucial for the success of learning trade topics and is an added value for those attending these events. Read the full policy here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zoom - Live Virtual Training

Non-Member Price

Member Price

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Contact Information

Angie Ecklund
[email protected]

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This event was added to the calendar by Student VAGTC ( on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12:42 p.m.