USMCA: A Practical Guide to Regulations
Updated August 2021
Author: John Goodrich
This USMCA guide book is intended as a teaching tool to help businesses understand USMCA free trade agreement and to develop practical business processes for participating in the free trade agreement. The book was designed predominantly with U.S. exporters and importers in mind. as such it draws, not just from the USMCA, but also references the U.S. regulations and interpretations issued by U.S. regulators. Mexican and Canadian importers and exporters will also find this textbook useful.
This publication will cover the following:
- USMCA, CUSMA, T-MEC
- Originating Goods
- Finer Points of Origination
- USMCA & Special Sectors
- The Certification of Origin
- Country of Origin for Marking
- USMCA’s effect on Maquiladoras/IMMEX and Free Trade Zones
- Practical strategies for businesses
- Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement
About the Author
Global Training Center’s “USMCA A Practical Guide to Regulation Documentation and Procedures” was written by John D. Goodrich. Mr. Goodrich is an International Trade Consultant and Licensed Customhouse Broker with more than twenty-five years of experience in international trade. He is currently the principal in the consulting firm of JD Goodrich & Associates where his varied industry experience results in practical, actionable advice for his clients. An active member in the Twin Cities round table of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), he takes a strategic view of the roles of international compliance and logistics in the greater supply chain. Mr. Goodrich is an engaging trainer and speaker on a variety of international logistics and compliance subjects as well as the author and co-author to several other trade books, which are offered here at GTC.
Issuing a USMCA origin statement represents a firm’s commitment to understanding the rules of origination, record keeping, and legal obligations. Our USMCA Rules of Origin Course provides the information you need to make decisions that will ensure your compliance with USMCA’s rules, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s regulations while benefiting your supply chain and your customers.
John D. Goodrich