NAFTA covers services other than air, marine and basic telecommunications. The agreement also provides protection for intellectual property rights in a wide range of areas, including patents, trademarks and copyrighted material. NAFTA`s procurement provisions apply not only to goods, but also to contracts for services and work at the federal level. In addition, U.S. investors are assured of equal treatment for domestic investors in Mexico and Canada. NAFTA allows your company to send qualified goods to customers in Canada and Mexico duty-free. Goods can be challenged in different ways depending on NAFTA`s rules of origin. This may be because the products are fully obtained or manufactured in a NAFTA party, or because, according to the product`s rule of origin, it takes enough work and equipment in a part of NAFTA to make the product what it is when it is exported. Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States and the second largest export market for U.S. products. In 2018, Mexico was our third largest trading partner (after Canada and China) and the second largest export market. Total trade in goods and services totaled $678 billion and this trade directly and indirectly supports millions of jobs in the United States.
In 2018, the United States sold $265 billion in U.S. products to Mexico and $34 billion in services for a total of $299 billion in U.S. sales to Mexico. Mexico is the top or second largest export destination for 27 U.S. states. You will find a link to the Portable Document (PDF) format of this form below. The content of the form is duplicated in HTML via the PDF link. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which came into force in 1994 and created a free trade area for Mexico, Canada and the United States, is the most important feature of bilateral trade relations between the United States and Mexico.
On January 1, 2008, all tariffs and quotas for U.S. exports to Mexico and Canada were eliminated under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). For more information about the USMCA, please visit the USTR website. Case 3: provide the full legal name, address (including country) and legal tax identification number in box 1 of the manufacturer. If the certificate contains more than a manufacturer`s property, attach a list of additional manufacturers, including the legal name, address (including country) and legal tax identification number that is referenced on the goods described in box 5. If you want this information to be confidential, it is acceptable to say “Available at customs on request.” If the producer and exporter are the same, full field with “SAME.” If the producer is unknown, it is acceptable to say “UNKNOWN.” Once you have found that your product is qualified for NAFTA, read the next section to explain that the product is qualified for preferential tariff treatment. The issuer of a written declaration of origin must, in addition to other supporting documents, certify that, in accordance with NAFTA rules of origin, goods are considered original products for products entering Canada for a period of five years from the date of import of goods for products entering Mexico. Note 1: This test does not apply to products that are entirely originating in Canada or the United States and imported into both countries.