• USMCA Distributor

    Question: For those that are solely a distributor of a product, how are you handling USMCA? Are you completing as an Importer, not at all, etc. Answer 1: We’re a distributor, purchasing products from unrelated manufacturers, and shipping internationally to our related parties in Canada and Mexico. We solicit certificates from the manufacturers. And then […]

  • Questions on USMCA Certificate of Origin

    Question: Three different types of transaction might occur on a company locates in Canada -1)import products from USA into Canada, for Canadian Customs, the company is importer; 2)also act as foreign importer of USA, meaning import products from Canada into USA, this company is importer for US Customs 3)the company transfers their inventory from Canada […]


    Question: In the case we have all goods made from a specific plant made in MX –can we create a certificate per location or should the certificate still be itemized to prove the USMCA applies. Answer 1: You can issue a blanket certificate or origin per export identification number/business entity. Caution, just because product is […]

  • USMCA HTS Differences

    Question: We are a US-based company that heavily exports to Canada to intercompany consignees. Many of our suppliers are based in the US. We obtain USMCA certifications from our suppliers. We also have a HTS part level database that we provide to our CA brokers to clear our entries. We have found that often times, […]


    QUESTION: jQcmQRYFpfptBannerEnd I have received two requests from two automotive customers who produce final vehicles.  These two customers are asking me for my confidential information of the names, addresses, tax id, etc… of any high wage plant vendors, stating that it is a requirement.  I disagree that it is a requirement, based on the treaty.  […]

  • USMCA and 9802.00.80

    QUESTION: Does anyone know if the qualifications under USMCA for a Cab and Chassis exported from the US to Canada to have a box added and reimported under 9802.00.8068/8703.31.0140, where duty is due based on the total cost of the finished product less the value of the US component?   The uniform regulations(specifically Article 2.8) provide a special provision for […]


    QUESTION: We have a situation where we export goods from Canada to the US,and sometimes bring the same goods back, without any change or alteration to the goods. With the new USMCA / CUSMA agreement, it is our understanding that CA Origin goods, that of course qualify for CUSMA, can be brought back into Canada duty […]


    QUESTION: Our US-based customer requested an USMCA Certificate of Origin for items manufactured in CN, TW, or both.  Under what circumstances would a factory in CN or TW issue a USMCA Certificate of Origin and why would a US-based customer need it? ============ Answers: There is no reason for a USMCA certificate of origin for […]

  • Transaction Value in RVC (USMCA)

    QUESTION: For the purpose of calculating the regional value-content of the good on the basis of the transaction value (regular goods not textile or automobile) ·         Transaction value or ex-works price of the product means the price paid or payable to the producer of the product at the place where the last production was carried out, […]

  • USMCA time limits for component docs?

    QUESTION: If a company has COO’s for raw material we sourced pre-USMCA (e.g. 2015, 2017, 2019) and we have not sourced this raw material since then, can/should we use these COO’s to qualify for USMCA in 2022?  The raw material goes through a tariff change in the current year when the product is made to […]

  • Accumulation

    QUESTION: Please advise on the following scenario: Company A sourced a raw material from company B domestically and company B did not provide a COO for the raw material. Looking at the Mill Certificate received, company A believes the COO of the raw material is US or CA but cannot be certain nor able to […]


    QUESTION: We are looking to qualify tile for USMCA, classified in Chapter 69.  This tile would be manufactured using scrap/waste (items that are imperfect, broken, etc.) product already classified in Chapter 69 (not using raw materials classified elsewhere). The rule of origin for Chapter 69 only allows a heading change to qualify.  The scrap/waste was […]