The "New NAFTA": The USMCA
In this webinar, you will learn all about NAFTA, such as the history of NAFTA, NAFTA objectives, and its benefits and processes.
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The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comprises Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, an agreement which has eliminated barriers to trade, promoted conditions of fair competition, increased investment opportunities, provided protection for intellectual property rights, and established procedures for the resolution of disputes.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), commonly referred to as the "New NAFTA," is essentially NAFTA 2.0. The USMCA has been adjusted to include changes for automakers, stricter labor and environmental standards, intellectual property protections, and digital trade provisions.
Why should you Attend:
The USMCA is the signed but not yet ratified blueprint for the more than 450 million people living in the North American free trade area of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
If you do not understand what NAFTA and the "New NAFTA" means, you could miss out on all sorts of profitable opportunities while subjecting you or your company to costly and aggravating fines and penalties, as well as lost customers.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- NAFTA: its benefits and processes
- History of NAFTA
- NAFTA Objectives
- The Customs Modernization Act: Importer and Exporter Obligations
- History of USMCA
- USMCA Objectives
- The Implementation of the USMCA
- Qualifying Products, Certifications, and Filings
- Customs Officers
- Customs Brokers
- Insurance Companies
- Surety Companies
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Healthcare Companies
- Defense Contractors
- Financial Companies
- Transportation Providers (rail, air, ocean, trucking),
- Financial Advisors
- International Trade Consultants
- Federal and state and local Government Contractors
- Warehouse Operators
Martin K.Behr, III is a customs and international trade lawyer admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Martin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University - Newark, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors; a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark. Martin is a distinguished graduate of both the U.S. Law Enforcement Training Center and the U.S. Customs Service Academy. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker (No. 20643), one who worked in the industry for several years.
Martin is a former U.S. Customs officer (senior inspector and import specialist), who was stationed at land (Champlain-Rouses Point, NY), air (JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty) and sea (Newark) ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was also a member of the agency's export control branch.
Martin is also a former special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, assistant prosecutor with the Office of Hudson County (NJ) Prosecutor, and an executive with a global FMC-licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary. Martin was also a trade consultant with Unz & Co.
Presently, Martin is an instructor with City University of New York's Baruch College Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS), where he teaches import, export, and other international trade courses. In 2013, Martin received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award from Baruch CAPS. Martin has also taught international trade courses at Fashion Institute of Technology and Pace University in New York City. Martin is also of counsel to GRVR Attorneys (www.exportimportlaw.com), which specializes in customs and international trade matters.
A frequent lecturer before different trade associations around the country, Martin also provides corporate training and seminars concerning customs and international trade issues.