NAFTA seminar - you're invitedTuesday, March 05, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT STE. MARIE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Want to learn about NAFTA trade regulations?
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (March 5, 2013) – When Canada, the United States and Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, it established one of the largest free trade areas in the world.
To learn how NAFTA may impact you or your business, attend an information seminar the morning of Thursday, March 7 at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Inn.
For more details, or to register, visit here here.
By law, NAFTA requires that each country treats the goods and services of the other two partners as if they were domestically produced.
These rules ensure that preferential tariff benefits are only available for goods substantially produced or transformed in North America.
So, is NAFTA old news?
Not according to the level of audit activity taking place in both Canada and the United States.
Do you understand the risk associated with NAFTA certificates?
Do you know the implications that a NAFTA audit can have on your bottom line?
What will be the cost to your business if your goods are stopped at the U.S. border?
This seminar is designed to help you understand your role and responsibility as Importer of Record as well as the risks associated with poorly documented or completed NAFTA certificates.
The event is being presented by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, the Community Development Corp. of Sault Ste. Marie & Area, and the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp.
NAFTA Documentation Seminar
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Seminar presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration and breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront, 208 St. Mary’s River Drive
The seminar will provide you with information on government programs and services to assist you in exporting.
The event will cover the following topics:
• An Overview of NAFTA, Key NAFTA Chapters and NAFTA Terms
• HS Classification
• NAFTA Rules of Origin and Preference Criteria
• NAFTA Provisions
• NAFTA Certificate of Origin
• NAFTA Importer/Exporter Obligations
• Developing a NAFTA Action Plan