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July 1st USMCA Basic Requirements from RL Jones

Dear Friends and Customers

As previously reported, the implementation of the new USMCA will take effect on July 1, 2020.
We kindly request that you send us prior to July 1, 2020 the USMCA certifications for your products that qualify according to the new rules of origin. It is of high importance to receive these certifications in order to apply the preferential treatment.
In order to make a proper transition regarding your import operations, we require the following:

  • Change the legend on your invoices, "Qualifies for NAFTA" to "Qualifies for USMCA"
  • Review with your system provider the update of the Special Program Indicator (SPI) for your EDI documents, please replace “N” with “S”. If you do not have the change ready with your EDI provider by July 1, 2020, please contact us.
  • Send us USMCA certifications. As a reminder, NAFTA certificates will not be valid from July 1, 2020.

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