The Blanket North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Certificate of Origin provided by your organization and currently on file with FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc. must be renewed annually. The Blanket NAFTA Certificate of Origin, filed on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 434, must be on file prior to the importation of your merchandise to ensure preferential duty treatment under NAFTA.
You must use an approved Blanket NAFTA Certificate of Origin, and ensure that all information provided is complete and accurate. Blanket periods cannot exceed one year. (Note: A CBP audit may require substantial verification of all information supplied on the certificate.)
Failure to provide an updated Blanket NAFTA Certificate of Origin prior to its expiration date will result in the loss of free trade benefits and may require the payment of duties, taxes, and fees to CBP.
Due to the high volume of Blanket NAFTA Certificates of Origin processed each year, we suggest that you begin this process now to allow time to process your certificate.
You must retain a copy of the Blanket NAFTA Certificate of Origin in your records per CBP's recordkeeping requirements. As a FedEx Trade Networks customer, you can use MyGTD to manage your certificates.
For more information, visit our Blanket NAFTA Certificate of Origin page for more information.
CBP Form 434
Form 434 Instructions
For more information, please contact your local FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage office. For a complete list of office locations, go to ftn.fedex.com/us/locations.
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