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The Traditional Way is Tiring

You have much bigger things to focus on. Let us take the complexity out of USMCA.

Complexity of Rules

The complexity of the US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement makes it difficult for manufacturers to comply without the support of costly experts.

Risk

Inaccurate claims can result in requests for information from customs, audits, and penalties.

Compliance

Complying with the rules and regulations governing trade can be a complex and challenging process, requiring significant investments in training, monitoring, and reporting systems.

How We Help You

Simplifies the process

Our software can help streamline the use of the USMCA free trade agreement, save time, and reduce the risk of errors by automating many of the tasks involved, including reviewing the rules of origin, generating detailed qualification worksheets, and creating USMCA certificates.

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Supports Compliance

Kendrick Trade helps companies demonstrate reasonable care in their qualification process, providing detailed qualification documents and USMCA certifications for your records.

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Reduces Cost

Save time and empower a wide range of employees to evaluate USMCA eligibility. Everyone from engineers to supply chain can run scenarios evaluating the impact of design and component sourcing decisions on free trade eligibility.

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Comprehensive Features

Our services help streamline the USMCA qualification process by reviewing Bills of Material (BOMs)against Annex 4-B Product Specific Rules of Origin, providing detailed qualification documents, and generating USMCA certifications.

BOM
ANALYSIS

Our tool reviews each component within a bill of materials against the Annex 4-B Product Specific Rules of Origin to evaluate if your finished good qualifies for preferential duty under the USMCA free trade agreement.

QUALIFICATION
WORKSHEETS

The complexity of the rules of origin can make it difficult for manufacturers to comply, particularly if they rely on imported materials or components.

USMCA
CERTIFICATES

Once you have qualified your goods, you can use our tool to create a USMCA Certificate for official use with your customs declarations. The certificate covers all the required data elements and can be issued for a blanket period of up to 12 months. There is no fee for creating a certificate with our tool, and no limit on the number of Certificates you can generate.

Testimonial

“Complying with the rules and regulations governing trade within the USMCA region can be a complex and challenging process, requiring significant investments in training, monitoring, and reporting systems.”

Andrew Moraski

CEO

Kendrick Trade

Frequently Asked Questions

What is USMCA?

USMCA, or the US – Mexico – Canada Agreement, is a trade agreement between the three named countries that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Please note that in Mexico, the agreement is referred to as Tratado entre Mexico, Estados Unidos y Canada (T-MEC)and in Canada, this agreement is referred to as the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement(CUSMA).

Aren’t all products from the US, Canada, and Mexico automatically qualified?

No. An item coming from one of these countries isn’t the same as an item originating in one of these countries. Kendrick Trade’s USMCA tool analyzes Bills of Material (BOMs) to assess if the finished good meets requirements for preferential treatment as outlined in USMCA’s Annex 4-B Product Specific Rules of Origin.

What data do I need to qualify a good for USMCA?

To qualify a good for USMCA using Kendrick’s USMCA tool, you will need a costed bill of materials (BOM), origin data and HTS codes for both the finished good and its components.

How do I assign a harmonized tariff code (HTS) to my finished good or to components within the Bill of Materials (BOM)?

The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States can be found at this link. Assigning the appropriate code can be a complex process. We recommend working with a customs expert. Need help? Inquire about a Kendrick consultant.

What if I don’t know the country of origin of a component?

Reach out to your supplier and ask them to provide you with a certificate of origin. If you purchase the same component on a regular basis, you can request a blanket certificate covering an extended period. It is recommended you keep certificates of origin on file in accordance with recordkeeping requirements, for no less than five years.

What are the US recordkeeping requirements of USMCA?

The importer claiming preferential tariff treatment and the exporter / producer in its territory must maintain records. The effective period is five years from date of importation for importer and five years after date on which certification of origin was completed, or longer as Party may specify. Records may be any medium, including electronic. Additional information can be found on the CBP website.

I qualified my goods; how do I make a claim?

Share a certificate of origin document with your broker that contains the minimum data elements required under Annex 5-A and request that they make claim with entry. If you’d like to use our tool to create a certificate, you may do so from the history tab “BOMs Previously Submitted.’

What are the requirements for a certificate of origin?

The nine requirements for a certificate of origin can be found in Annex5-A of the agreement. This information may be provided on an invoice or any other document. If you’d like to use our tool to create a certificate, you may do so from the history tab “BOMs Previously Submitted.’

How long will USMCA remain in force?

USMCA entered into force on July 1, 2020. A joint review of the agreement is set to take place six years after entry into force.