NAFTA stands for North American Free Trade Agreement. It is an agreement that has been signed by the respective Governments of countries such as the United States of America, Canada and Mexico, with the purpose of developing a trilateral trade agreement in North America. This agreement came into effect on January 01, 1994 in order to break most of the barriers to trade that existed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Any company in the U.S., Mexico or Canada needs to have a NAFTA certificate of origin in order to avail the benefits of free trade with companies in the other countries. As part of the B3 form processing services, we also provide NAFTA certificate verification, and if required can also process your PARS shipment entries as well.
Without a valid NAFTA certificate a businesses cannot trade in the duty free zone. The existing or renewed copy of the NAFTA certificate has to be produced at the time of B3 forms processing. Getting a shipment released without a valid NAFTA certificate causes huge penalties and severe implications from the CSCB (Canadian Society of Customs Brokers).
NAFTA verification services from Flatworld Solutions (an Associate Member of CSCB) ensure that the risks of incurring such penalties are taken care of without a significant addition to your operating costs.
The main aim of the NAFTA is to do away with the various barriers of trade and investment between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. As soon as it was implemented in 1994, all the tariffs that existed on imports and exports within the member countries were eliminated.
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