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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement CUSMA): What importers need to know

The Canada Border Services Agency has developed a go-to page for Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement CUSMA) related information.

Topics include:

Overview of key changes affecting imports
Origin procedures, trade facilitation, self-assessments and more.

Increase to low-value shipment thresholds
Regulatory changes in effect under CUSMA.

Certifying the origin of goods
Claim preferential tariff treatment with a valid certification of origin.

Regulatory references
Survey of customs notices and departmental memoranda related to CUSMA.

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is scheduled to enter into force on , replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  There will be no transition period.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Canadian Regulatory Group at





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