To qualify, a product must be considered a “product of origin” in accordance with the terms of the agreement. This means that the product must have sufficient content or treatment in the United States or Australia to meet the criteria of the agreement. If the goods contain only intermediate U.S. or Australian consumption, they qualify. If they contain certain contributions from other countries, they may still be eligible if they meet certain criteria set out in the rules of origin of the agreement. Certificates should not be provided just because someone is asking for them. You must only present a certificate if the product meets the FTA requirements. The product must be evaluated and qualified for each free trade agreement according to its specific rules of origin. Many are similar, sometimes identical, but everyone needs to be examined. Certification of the original model Any right to preferences under the Australian Free Trade Agreement must be supported by a certificate of origin attesting to the original status of the imported product. This link contains a PDF model that shows how to structure such a certificate of origin. The model can be filled in and users can use it. Its use or respect for its structure is by no means mandatory.
However, under the applicable rules, all data that is provided must be submitted, at CBP`s request, as part of a preferential tariff application. FTA certificates/declarations are certified themselves by a party through the transaction. In general, it is the exporter of the product. The exporter may or may not be the producer. However, the manufacturer is in the best position to have the necessary knowledge of how a product is qualified according to the rules of origin (ROO), as outlined in the FTA`s rules of origin section. For this reason, a producer may be invited to obtain a certificate or a free trade declaration, even if he is not the exporter. Many Australian importers and customs brokers, as well as U.S. manufacturers and exporters, have prepared certificates of origin or declarations for possible use under THE AUSFTA. Given the interest shown in the use of these documents and the fact that most of the documents did not contain sufficient information, the Department developed statements that would be accepted for the purposes of the AUSFTA. 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 MÃ©xico, Estados Unidos y CanadÃ© (T-MEC). Publication 3722 of the International Trade Commission: This publication contains the HTSUS General Note 28 and a list of goods that have become duty-free upon entry into force, as well as the exit schedule for goods that, over time, become duty-free. The importer is not subject to a certificate of origin, customs declaration or other specific documents to enforce a preferential tariff rate. Previously, companies were required to download a certificate of origin form, manually enter information, print, sign, deliver or send it to a chamber of commerce, wait for it to be verified and signed by the relevant chamber officer, to be returned or provided to the company`s office, and for signed and certified documents to be provided to the importer.