October 14, 2016
Blanket certificates of origin, whether for NAFTA or for other free trade agreements, are usually filled-out to begin on January 1 and to expire, twelve months later, on December 31.
As happens every year, the majority of blanket certificates in our databases are set to expire on December 31, 2016.
If you have not already done so, please make sure that you obtain the required renewed certificates for 2017.
Shipments cannot be cleared under the preferential tariff treatment of a free trade agreement unless a current and valid certificate is on hand.
The preferential tariff treatment of a free trade agreement can only apply to goods for which a current and valid certificate is on hand.