Free trade agreements (FTAs) between the United States and other countries use a certificate of origin to demonstrate that the products on the form can receive specific tariff treatment in accordance with the provisions of the free trade agreement. Find the certificate of origin export form you need to complete your shipment. Download a free, printable PDF or generate an electronic certificate. Trade agreements or FREI declarations should only be issued if your property is qualified for the ESTV. Not all free trade agreements require specific forms. There is a special NAFTA certificate (CBP 434) for qualifying shipments to Canada and Mexico. Many other FTA partners may accept declarative statements containing certain pieces of data, including information on how the product is qualified for free trade technology. However, importers may continue to ask exporters to use a particular format. If the form/format is optional, the information is necessary to allow the importer to benefit from preferential tariff treatment.
Always contact your buyer and forward/transiter about the required documentation. Detailed FTA certification requirements for preferential tariff treatment under the free trade agreement are generally included in their “Rules of Origin” (ROO) chapter. There are three ways to find the specific roo chapter for a specific FTA partner, read the “Where to Find Your Rules of Origin” section in the article “FTA Rules of Origin.” The U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement is an agreement between the United States and Australia that allows both nations to establish free trade between the two nations by removing and removing barriers to trade in goods and services. The international protocol requires that it be referred to as a free trade agreement that uses the country where a person resides first. That`s why it`s called USMCA in the United States. In Canada, it is officially known as the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) in English and the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (ACEUM) in French. In Mexico, it is called Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadé (T-MEC).