The NAFTA and USMCA: The Nuts and Bolts

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 180 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , Certificate by the Speaker ,Q/A and 180 Min Live Webinar

"Martin is a customs and international trade lawyer admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S."

What NAFTA already means, you could miss out on all


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Agreement forms a preferred free zone consisting of the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. The “nuts and bolts” of NAFTA will be presented.

Now there is also the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). It is also commonly referred to as the “New NAFTA.”

Attendees will come to understand, appreciate, and be able to make use of NAFTA so as to be able to make use of the pending USMCA.

Why Should You Attend?

The USMCA is the signed blue print for the more than 450 million people living in the North American free trade area of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. If you do not understand what NAFTA already means, you could miss out on all sorts of profitable opportunities while subjecting you or your company to costly and aggravating fines and penalties, as well as lost customers.

Learning Objectives

To learn about NAFTA, particularly with respect to Rules of Origin, and the other aspects of an important but often difficult to understand agreement. Also learn about the provisions of the pending new agreement, which cover a wide range, including agricultural produce, manufactured products, labor conditions, digital trade, among others. Some of the more prominent aspects of the agreement include giving U.S. dairy farmers greater access to the Canadian market, guidelines to have a higher proportion of automobiles manufactured amongst the three nations rather than imported from elsewhere, and retention of the dispute resolution system like the one included in NAFTA.

Areas Covered

  • NAFTA: its benefits and processes
  • History of NAFTA
  • NAFTA Objectives
  • The Customs Modernization Act: Importer and Exporter Obligations
  • NAFTA Explained
  • USMCA Objectives
  • The Implementation of the USMCA
  • Qualifying Products, Certifications, and Filings
  • Resources

Who will Benefit

  • Importers
  • Exporters
  • Customs brokerage
  • Insurance companies
  • Surety companies
  • Accounting
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Healthcare companies
  • Defense contractors
  • Financial companies
  • Banks
  • Transportation providers (rail, air, ocean)
  • Legal
  • Paralegal
  • Food and beverage and cosmetics manufacturing
  • Law enforcement
  • Accounting
  • International trade consulting
  • Warehousing
  • Dairy
  • Automobile

Industries who can attend

This 180-minute online course is intended for all the industry

Speaker Profile

Martin Ken Behr

Martin is a customs and international trade lawyer admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Martin received a B.A. degree from Rutgers University - Newark, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors; an MPA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark. Martin is a distinguished graduate of both the U.S. Law Enforcement Training Center and the U.S. Customs Service Academy. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker (No. 20643), one who has actually worked in the industry for several years.

Martin is a former U.S. Customs officer (senior inspector and import specialist), who was stationed at land, air, and sea ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was also a member of the agency's export control branch. Martin is also a former special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, assistant prosecutor with the Office of the Hudson County (NJ) Prosecutor, and an executive with a global FMC-licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary. Martin was also a trade consultant with Unz & Co.

Presently, Martin is an adjunct instructor with City University of New York's Baruch College, where he teaches import, export, and other international trade courses. In 2013. He is also the principal of the Law Office of Martin K. Behr, which specializes in import and export law.

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