When it comes to USMCA, it can be a lot to digest. We have compiled a list of the most common questions we receive regarding USMCA at Borderless Coverage. What are the Requirements of USMCA? The nine requirements are listed at the end of Chapter 5 of USMCA. The title of this section is ‘ANNEX

USMCA – Cliff Notes

usmca cliff notes

What Is USMCA? The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA, is a trade agreement between the three respective nations that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA. NAFTA had been in effect since 1994, serving as a segway towards reduced trade restrictions and facilitating market access among the big three North

USMCA – Certification of Origin Form – Data Requirements

USMCA certificate of origin

Chapter 5 of USMCA details nine specific requirements that must be provided by an importer or exporter seeking preferential tax treatment under the agreement. These nine data requirements are used by customs to validate that the goods claiming this treatment meet the entirety of the prerequisites in Chapter 5 of USMCA Origin Procedures. The first

USMCA – NAFTA – Form Requirement Change

USMCA - NAFTA - Form Requirement Change

On January 1st, 1994, the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Tariffs were eliminated progressively and all duties and quantitative restrictions, with the exception of those on a limited number of agricultural products traded with Canada, were eliminated by 2008. To qualify for this preferential tax treatment, exporters

Shippers, beware of cross-border insurance gaps

cross border insurance gaps

Borderless Coverage and it’s parent company, Reliance Partners, were recently featured in an article on FreightWaves discussing the cross border insurance gaps. “By the time you get coverage that complies with the shipper’s requirements, you often still end up with high deductibles, and it probably doesn’t provide the level of coverage that you need,” Vickers

USMCA – de minimus increase

USMCA - de minimus increase

With the USMCA now in effect, many North American businesses are presented with a need to change the way they conduct international business.  One of the changes introduced by the USMCA is an increase in de minimis, involving the origins of inputs for products within the North American market. NAFTA, the former North American agreement,