Understanding the U.S. Japan Free Trade Agreement – USJTA

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Event Date
November 6, 2024
Early Registration Deadline
Nov 06, 2024

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1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT

The United States-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) was introduced on January 1, 2020. Nearly 90% of U.S. food and agricultural products imported into Japan are now duty free or receive preferential tariff access. In order to benefit from this preferential access, a good must be an “originating good” (this is a good wholly obtained or produced entirely in the territory of one or both parties) and meet the preferential rules of origin of USJTA. It’s also important to keep in mind that Japanese customs have made some adjustments on the origination process and documentation protocol since the introduction of the trade agreement.

Join us as we review the USJTA rules of origin procedures and the documentary requirements to assist your customer with a duty free or preferential duty customs clearance. These procedures are mandatory and vary only by specific product and rule of origin.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Overview of the USJTA
  • Key Elements: U.S. Food Exports to Japan
  • The USJTA Tariff Elimination Schedule
  • The USJTA Preference Criterions in the Legal Text
  • Japan Customs Administration of USJTA Rules of Origin and Procedures
  • Documentary Requirements for Preferential Tariff Treatment
  • Ingredient and Manufacturing Flow Chart
  • Q&A with Presenter

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Meeting Foreign Buyers

Dennis Lynch, Food Export Counselor

Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 40-year veteran of international trade who has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. He has been directly involved in monitoring, troubleshooting and facilitating export transactions for more than 32 years. Dennis managed the Food Export Helpline™ desk for 25 years, since its inception back in 1997. During that time, he has counseled nearly 4,000 U.S. suppliers of food and agricultural products with customized one-on-one technical export experience.

He has led the majority of the Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast seminars and webinars over the last few decades, as well as contributed hundreds of articles to the Global Food Marketer Newsletter and the e-Bulletin. He was awarded a master’s degree in International Business by West Coast University in California and has won numerous awards for the instruction of international business to various Southern California Colleges at all levels.

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