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Webinar "Understanding the NAFTA Rules of Origin"


Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017

Location: Online

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2:00 PM CDT (3:00 PM EDT) to 3:00 PM CDT (4:00 PM EDT)

Food Export will be hosting two webinars covering NAFTA Documentation. Register for the Wednesday, July 19th "How to Complete the NAFTA Certificate of Origin" webinar

Our North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, partners in Canada and Mexico imported over $60 billion or 28% of the U.S. food and agricultural total exports in 2016. Given increased competition from other countries’ suppliers and a possible renegotiation of the agreement, it is now more important than ever to make sure U.S. companies are knowledgeable about its workings. One certain way is to be able to navigate the Rules of Origin for the NAFTA which ensure your products qualify for preferential tariff treatment under the agreement.  This ensures a duty free customs clearance for qualifying products and gives you a competitive advantage. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding the harmonized system (HS) and it's uses in NAFTA 
  • How duties & taxes are structured  
  • The importance of selecting the correct NAFTA preference criterion 
  • Locating & understanding NAFTA Rules of Origin  
  • How Understanding NAFTA Rules of Origin can help companies in other FTA markets 
  • What a renegotiated NAFTA Might look like for food and agricultural exports

There will also be a Q & A Session with our featured presenter Dennis Lynch.  

Important Registration Note: Individuals who register below should receive an email with the link and information you need to participate one day prior to the webinar. If you don’t receive this information and/or have any questions, please contact us at

About the Presenter

Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 35-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 25 years. 

As the export counselor behind Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast's Food Export Helpline, Dennis provides customized technical export assistance to a variety of food and agricultural firms.  He is a dynamic and informative speaker who speaks regularly at educational seminars throughout our organizations’ Midwest and Northeast regions. 

Dennis holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration awarded by West Coast University and holds a California Community College Lifetime Teaching Credential in Marketing and Distribution. He also taught international trade courses at a variety of Southern California Colleges for nearly 20 years. He was awarded as “Distinguished Instructor” at the University of California Irvine International Extension Program for International Students. Twice he was awarded “Instructor of the Year” at Webster University in their Weekend College program for international business instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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