Country and Rules of Origin – September 16
The Country and Rules of Origin course can be purchased as a single course, or at a discounted price as part of the 5-day Import Boot Camp. The Import Boot Camp includes the following courses:
- Import Compliance
- Tariff Classification for Importers and Exporters
- Qualifying Product for the USMCA
- Country and Rules of Origin
- Customs Valuation
When two or more products are blended or formed, what is the country of origin? What is substantial transformation, when does it occur, and how can a corporation support their decision before a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) review?
This course provides an in-depth review of country and rules of origin determination and proper marking.
- Reasonable care over the import process
- Purpose of marking
- Acceptable terminology
- Country of origin determination
- Rules of origin and criteria
- Made in the USA Federal Trade Commission (FTC) vs. CBP rules
- Substantial transformation
- Minor processing
- Marking requirements
- Forms of marking
- Special markings on certain articles.
- Tariff shift concepts
- Penalties for non-compliance
- Best practices
What you will learn
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define country of origin vs. marking requirements.
- Confirm the requirements for using substantial transformation and tariff shift concepts.
- Understand the risk associated with marking under “Made in the USA” or similar language.
- Discuss the types of acceptable marking and special marking requirements under Customs regulations.
- Describe what is minor processing, and when certain activities do not change country of origin.
- Identify recordkeeping requirements and your obligations for maintaining origin determination records for customs purposes.
- Discuss the penalties associated with marking violations.
- Describe the steps to take to create a reasonable care process over origin determination at your firm.
- Define best practices for documenting your country-of-origin decisions.