Certifying the Origin of Goods Under the New Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

The certificates of origin for goods imported under the tariff preference of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not be valid for goods imported under a tariff preference of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

CUSMA is scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and there will be no transition period.

Unlike the NAFTA Certificate of Origin, the new agreement does not require a specific format for CUSMA proof of origin, instead the agreement requires that very specific data requirements be supplied on the document produced by a party to the transaction. As is the case for the NAFTA certificate, the CUSMA document can also be issued for a blanked period.

In an effort to assist North American exporters Omnitrans developed a certification of origin form that can be used to certify originating goods under the new agreement. This form incorporates the specific data elements required:  

CUSMA Certification of Origin Form

Before issuing a CUSMA origin certification document, one should make sure that the goods qualify under the rules of origin requirements of the new agreement.

Additional information on the CUSMA is available on our website at the following links:

CUSMA Overview

CUSMA: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do not hesitate to contact our Technical Department should you require additional information.