Dear Valued Customer,

FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc. (a subsidiary of FedEx Logistics, Inc.) is committed to keeping you informed of industry occurrences that may affect your U.S. imports.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)/Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC)/Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) will become effective July 1, 2020, and will replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Most products that were eligible for duty free treatment under NAFTA will continue to be eligible for duty free treatment under USMCA, however, there are notable exceptions. We encourage you to confirm your goods qualify for preferential treatment under the new USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA agreement and to begin replacing your NAFTA certificates with the required certification of origin. Current blanket NAFTA certifications we have on file will expire on June 30, 2020. If your goods qualify for preferential treatment under USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA, please electronically send an effective date of July 1, 2020, or after in your Electronic Data Interface (EDI) transmission.

You have been identified as having an EDI with FedEx Trade Networks and we are sharing information on how USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA will affect our EDI communications.

EDI incoming to FedEx Trade Networks:

Product database/dictionary with the country SPI:
With the exception of the Net Cost indicator, all of the data elements that we need for USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA blanket certifications will remain the same as they were for NAFTA. In the EDI INV50-FREE-TRD-CTRY field, you need to continue to include "CA" or "MX" as the country of origin indicator if the product qualifies for USMCA. When that field contains "CA" or "MX" we will systemically apply the "S/S+"" indicator. Any new certificates added to our system that have an effective date of 07/01/2020 or later will be used for the purposes of claiming USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA qualified goods, not NAFTA.

Incoming commercial invoice feed:
In the "INV50-FREE-TRD-CTRY" field, you should send an S/S+ to claim USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA preferential treatment for goods.

EDI outgoing from FedEx Trade Networks to a customer platform:

FedEx Trade Networks outgoing 7501/entry summary/billing feeds will now receive an "S/S+" for USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA treatment in the field in which you currently receive "CA" or "MX" for the purposes of NAFTA treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns about your existing EDI feeds please email the EDI Support desk at

For more information on USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA, please visit the CBP USMCA webpage.

If you need assistance with your USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA certification, please send an inquiry to


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