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CBP Announces Notification Procedure for Incorrect Origin Certifications under Various FTAs

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

CBP has posted on its website information regarding the procedure that must be followed to inform the agency of incorrect origin certifications issued for goods exported from the U.S. under the free trade agreements with Central America and the Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR), Colombia, Korea, Panama, and Peru.

U.S. law requires persons who issue a certification for a good exported from the U.S. with preference under any of the FTAs mentioned above, and who have reason to believe the certification contains or is based on incorrect information, to promptly notify each person to whom the certification was provided of any change that could affect the accuracy or validity of the certification. Notification of an incorrect certification must also be given, either in writing or via an authorized electronic data interchange system, to CBP.

CBP is now informing interested parties that such notifications should be emailed to fta@dhs.gov with at least the following information:

- copy of the incorrect certification of origin;

- copy of the reissued certification of origin (if any);

- explanation of the error (provide details as appropriate);

- names and emails of all parties that have received the offending certification of origin; and

- statement that each party that has received the incorrect certification of origin has been notified.

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