Monday, May 20, 2013

Workshop on NAFTA Compliance and Mexico’s NAFTA Origin Verification Procedures

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Under Secretary for International Trade, Mr. Francisco Sánchez, will co-host a workshop with the Chief of Mexico's Servicio de Administración Tributaria ("SAT"), Mr. Aristóteles Núñez, on NAFTA Compliance and Mexico’s NAFTA Origin Verification Procedures with the U.S. and Mexican textile and apparel industries.

10:00-10:30 Welcome Remarks by Mr. Aristóteles Núñez, Chief of Mexico's SAT, and Mr. Francisco Sánchez, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce

10:30-11:30 Agenda

  • NAFTA Chapter 5: Rights, Obligations and Consequences when filling out and signing a NAFTA Certificate of Origin

  • Procedures Technical Session including SAT's New Procedures Designed to Facilitate Compliance

  • How SAT is resolving current cases?

11:30–noon Question and Answer Session

NOTE: In the afternoon, following the workshop, U.S. and Mexican companies will have the opportunity to meet with SAT authorities on a one-on-one basis to discuss their specific cases. Please leave company specific questions for the one-on-one meetings. If your company is interested in meeting with an SAT representative, please let Richard Stetson at and Laurie Mease at know by no later than May 21st. Please bring your passports and arrive early to the forum in order to get through security.

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