NAFTA (still in effect until CUSMA is ratified by the Canadian government) requires that a certificate of origin certified by the exporter/producer be eligible for NAFTA preferential treatment for eligible native products. CUSMA will streamline the original certification process by removing a mandatory format for a certificate with an original declaration. Another important change is that the importer can certify the origin. Canada has two other important multilateral trade agreements in addition to cusma; the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement with ten other Pacific countries. Canada is currently the only G7 country to have free trade agreements with all other G7 countries. Case 3: provide the full legal name and address of the manufacturer. If the certificate contains more than a manufacturer`s property, attach a list of additional manufacturers, including the legal name and address, that are returned to the specified property in box 5. If you want this information to be confidential, it is acceptable to indicate “available at customs upon request.” If the producer and exporter are the same, full field with “equal.” If the producer is unknown, it is acceptable to say “unknown.” For more information on free trade agreements, see Enjoy Duty Free Imports With A Free Trade Agreement. Conditions for products with duty-free or reduced tariffs under preferential treatment: Update: The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, also known as CUSMA/USMCA/T-MEC, has been implemented.
For more information, see our NAFTA SERIES 2.0. Canada has free trade agreements with more than 40 countries and 14 free trade agreements. With the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) created the largest free trade region in the world. The CPTPP does not require a mandatory certificate of origin. Instead, the importer must provide at least nine pieces of data for its import documents. See How To Claim CPTPP? more information about the nine pieces of data. In addition, the importer, exporter or producer can certify the origin. For more information on tariff treatments and rules of origin, visit our technical consulting group.