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Why Should You Attend:
NAFTA is the largest free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The NAFTA provides for the entry of goods duty-free into each of the countries provided that the goods meet the strict rules of origin in the agreement. A NAFTA Certificate of Origin is required for most goods that can qualify under the rules and must be completed by the exporter and in possession of the importer when the goods are entered into the importing country. Failure to know the rules and properly complete the NAFTA Certificate of Origin and maintain proper documentation can result in severe penalties.
This webinar will provide an overview of the NAFTA agreement. It will also assist you in properly completing the NAFTA Certificate of Origin for qualified goods in order to receive duty-free treatment. It will help you in preventing errors that could result in severe civil and/or criminal penalties imposed by each country's Customs administration and preparing for a NAFTA audit.
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Who Will Benefit:
Douglas Cohen, has for more than 20 years, been at the forefront of international trade and transactions. With senior positions in private law practice, the European Union, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the global airline industry, Mr. Cohen has developed substantial expertise in import-export compliance, international contracts, anti-trust, intellectual property, data privacy, aviation/aerospace, and EU law and policy.
At present, he is Director General for Trade and Transactions at Worldwide Trade and Legal Associates (WWTL), where he provides legal and strategic counsel to companies seeking to develop and expand foreign markets. In addition, Mr. Cohen directs the Compliance Training division at WWTL, where he works with companies to create and improve their import-export, anti-bribery, antitrust, and intellectual property compliance procedures. Major clients include leaders in aerospace, aviation, information technology, software, semiconductors, and telecommunications.
Mr. Cohen has been asked to teach international trade, global business, and international law at several universities in the United States, Asia, the Near East, and Europe. He is the author of numerous publications and training DVDs in the fields of import-export compliance, international negotiations, foreign market entry, cross-cultural communications, Internet law, data privacy, and intellectual property protection.