The NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Certificate of Origin is used by the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico to determine if goods imported into their respective countries receive reduced or eliminated duties. This document must be completed by the exporter and be in the possession of the importer at the time the declaration is made. The certificate is required for shipments valued at:
- $1000 USD for goods being sent to a Mexican destination from Canada or the U.S.
- $1600 CDN for goods being sent to a Canadian destination from Mexico or the U.S.
- $2500 USD for goods being sent to a U.S. destination from Canada or Mexico
- Shipments valued at less than the above do not require the certificate,but the following statement must appear on the shipper’s invoice:
“I hereby certify that the good covered by this shipment qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA.”