CUSMA: Key Resources from the Government of Canada
The Government of Canada provides a number of resources for Canadian companies looking to find out more about the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)—aka, “the new NAFTA”—and how it will impact their business:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps Canadian businesses expand their reach with programs, services, and an on-the-ground network in more than 160 countries around the world, including 19 offices in the U.S. and Mexico. Contact a trade commissioner— in a regional trade office in Canada or abroad—for expert assistance for all your company’s export needs.
The Can Export SMEs program provides up to $75,000 to help Canadian small and medium‑sized enterprises (SMEs) bring their products and services to new international markets. The program provides expert advice on business, legal and tax matters, and covers up to 75% of the costs for a variety of export marketing activities:
✓ business travel
✓ market research
✓ trade events
✓ intellectual property protection
Find practical information related to customs rules and procedures on the Canada Border Services Agency’s CUSMA website.
For specific inquiries regarding the rules of origin, please contact the Tariffs and Goods Market Access.
The Canada Tariff Finder is your tool for finding the tariff rate your company can claim when exporting to the U.S. and Mexico. It is easy to use and you can search the product by keyword or harmonized system (HS) code.
If there are questions on the text of the agreement itself, contact Global Affairs Canada’s North America Trade Policy team.