When shipments from the United States contain both qualifying and non-qualifying goods under NAFTA, only the qualifying goods should be included on the exporter’s certificates of origin.
In order to ensure correct tariff treatment, importers should ensure that goods made offshore, or textile goods made from offshore-origin materials are not be included on NAFTA certificates of origin.
Importers of goods from the United States should ensure that their certificates of origin issued by U.S. suppliers are valid, and that textile certificates are issued for goods subject to TPL.
Certificate of Origin guidelines can be found at:
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