June, 2016 Friday

8:30 AM

Introduction to NAFTA and the 3 Free Trade Agreement – Pasco


June 24, 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Pasco, WA

Program Overview:
This program will help you be in full compliance with all NAFTA regulations. You will know where to go and what to look for to be able to determine if your products qualify for the benefits of NAFTA. Most companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily to NAFTA penalties. In some cases your goods have low or zero duty already and therefore no need to expose your company to potential NAFTA violations or to fill out a NAFTA certificate if your goods do not qualify. Additionally an overview of the 3 new FTA’s (Panama, South Korea, Colombia) will be

Topics Include:

  • Specific Rules of Origin—Annex 401 – How to determine if your product qualifies
  • NAFTA Certificates of Origins— Common errors, when you should/shouldn’t fill one out.
  • Understand preference criteria A-F. How to determine which of your goods qualify for.
  • Producer vs. exporter—what are the rules.
  • Supporting documentation – How do you obtain one, and when should you use a manufacturer’s affidavit.
  • Formulas for determining regional value content or a change in tariff classification.
  • De Minimis – What does this mean and why is it important to you.
  • Fungible goods and materials – What are they and how does this affect you?
  • HS tariff classification- Is your code accurate and where do you get

Who should attend?
Anyone involved with exports including: sales, customer service, traffic, purchasing, compliance, management, shipping and finance

About the facilitator:
Mike Allocca is a nationally recognized speaker and president of Allocca Enterprises, a consulting and training company that specializes in import and export procedures, regulations, documentation, classification and compliance audits. After spending over ten years as a freight forwarder, Mike conducts on-site and public training seminars domestically and internationally and works on a daily basis with importers and exporters.

Must RSVP via email completed registration form Attn: Mike Allocca to admin@alloccaenterprises.com or fax to (803)-684-8015. Please go to www.alloccaenterprises.com to pay online.

Cost is $55 per person (pre-register by June 3rd) or $65 per person and includes all reference material, morning coffee & lunch. Seating is limited, payment is required to guarantee a seat.

This training usually costs $250 but is in part funded through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant under the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For questions contact Zara Castillo at zara.castillo@efacw.org or call 206-256-6115.

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