CAFTA

Questions and answers about CAFTA

  • CAFTA QUALIFICATION

    QUESTION: In looking at the CAFTA rules of origin for a finished good that falls under 3924.10., the GN’s state: “6. A change to headings 3922 through 3926 from any other heading.” Can anyone help me understand if a component of heading 3923 that is in the range 3922 through 3926 would meet the tariff […]

  • CAFTA SCENARIO

    QUESTION: We are in Dominican Republic  we make cheerleaders uniform and export to USA, if I have a garment that have a combination of fabric from USA and fabric from other region that is a Non-Cafta region because it is not under FTA DR-Cafta, how can I determine if the finished garment is a Cafta […]

  • CAFTA CO HTS

    QUESTION: We have a customer in the Dominican Republic requesting we issue a CAFTA CO to show their preferential HTS code.  We have not yet issued this as we are still researching the rules and regulations that may differ with their country.  The current product in question is HTS 0202.30 (boneless beef) however the customer […]

  • TEXTILE SHORT SUPPLY LIST

    QUESTION: We are looking into moving some apparel production from China to a DR-CAFTA country.  For the moment, the potential DR-CAFTA manufacturer is telling us that the textile we would be using is not readily available from an in-country textile producer; we would prefer to limit the logistics tangle of shipping the textiles from a Chinese […]

  • CAFTA EXPORTER OF RECORD

    Question: We are shipping product to Miami and billing a customer in Costa Rica. Customer wants us to create a CAFTA. We are told by corporate this is a domestic sale and we are not the exporter of record. So can we create a CAFTA showing us as the exporter of record? We currently want […]

  • CAFTA REQUIREMENTS

    Question: A company is planning to move its production plant to Guatemala.  Commodity are garments.    Would you please advise what are the requirements for duty free in the US? They might move some fabric or patches from China to Guatemala.    Does the garment have to be 100% product of Guatemala?  thanks, ==========

  • DR-CAFTA VALIDATION

    Question: Is there anyone in the group that would be able to share any process or documentation they use to validate a DR-CAFTA claim? =============

  • CAFTA classification

      Question:   I am trying to classify a particular item for the CAFTA free trade agreement. The HS code for this item is 2008.97. That HS code is not listed in the CAFTA specific rules of origin.   My questions is… What does that mean for the product if the HS code is not […]

  • COSTA RICA CAFTA

      Question:   Hi All,   I recently began working for a medical device company so this is a bit new to me.  The company very recently established a production/assembly plant in Costa Rica under Cafta, we export raw materials from the US (US/Foreign Origin) assembly takes place in Costa Rica and finished product is […]

  • COSTA RICA CAFTA

      Question:   Hi All,   I recently began working for a medical device company so this is a bit new to me.  The company very recently established a production/assembly plant in Costa Rica under Cafta, we export raw materials from the US (US/Foreign Origin) assembly takes place in Costa Rica and finished product is […]

  • CAFTA

      QUESTION:   We’ve heard from our sourcing dept that they’re looking to purchase apparel from Guatamala.  We’ve haven’t worked with CAFTA in the past and just perusing through the associated 90+ pages in the HTS, it seems like a daunting task to substantiate the FTA claim.  We’d appreciate any words of wisdom, advice on […]

  • CAFTA CERT

    Question: We have a customer in Costa Rica where we’ve provided a CAFTA based on the suggested format.  The format is fine, per Customs in Costa Rica, but they do  not like the way we’ve completed the form.     In the producer field, I did state our info as I completed in Field 1. I […]