As of 2020, the United States entered into a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. This trade agreement replaced NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) and is now formally known as the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada.) The USMCA brought about some major shifts and changes to how we are now asked to certify documents in order to comply with the current codified standards. As this process requires a complete overhaul of some of the major foundational aspects of certifications, Nifco Americas Corporation has taken it upon ourselves to provide you with a basic outline to ensure compliance. Use the USMCA button to view the outline.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Basic Revision 6 (2021)
Annotated for Statistical Reporting Purposes
Use the GRI for HTA button to download
GENERAL RULES OF INTERPRETATION
Classification of goods in the tariff schedule shall be governed by the following principles:
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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
Use the LVA Affidavit button to fill out the template.
I, ____Name___, certify that all parts produced in our facilities meet a production wage rate that is at least US $16/hour. The production wage rate is the average hourly base wage rate, not including benefits, of employees directly involved in the production of the part or component, and does not include salaries of management, R&D, Engineering or other workers who are not involved in the direct production of the parts or in the operation of production lines. The average labor value is calculated in accordance with the applicable statutory and/or regulatory requirements (USMCA Regulations Chapter 4 Rules of origin, Article 7: Labor Value Content Footnote 76). The information on this document is true. I agree to maintain and present upon request by U.S. Customs and/or other government agencies, the documentation supporting the labor rate calculation.