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Online Webinar 2019 - 3 hrs Virtual Seminar On The NAFTA and USMCA: The Nuts and Bolts



VenueOnine, USA - United States USA - United States



Topics/Call fo Papers

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Agreement forms a preferred free zone consisting of the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. The “nuts and bolts” of NAFTA will be presented.
Now there is also the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). It is also commonly referred to as the “New NAFTA.”
Attendees will come to understand, appreciate, and be able to make use of NAFTA so as to be able to make use of the pending USMCA.
Session Highlights
• NAFTA: its benefits and processes
• History of NAFTA
• NAFTA Objectives
• The Customs Modernization Act: Importer and Exporter Obligations
• NAFTA Explained
• USMCA Objectives
• The Implementation of the USMCA
• Qualifying Products, Certifications, and Filings
• Resources
Why Should You Attend?
The USMCA is the signed blue print 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 already 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.
Learning Objectives
To learn about NAFTA, particularly with respect to Rules of Origin, and the other aspects of an important but often difficult to understand agreement. Also learn about the provisions of the pending new agreement, which cover a wide range, including agricultural produce, manufactured products, labor conditions, digital trade, among others. Some of the more prominent aspects of the agreement include giving U.S. dairy farmers greater access to the Canadian market, guidelines to have a higher proportion of automobiles manufactured amongst the three nations rather than imported from elsewhere, and retention of the dispute resolution system like the one included in NAFTA.
Who Will Benefit
customs brokerage
insurance companies
surety companies
pharmaceutical companies
healthcare companies
defense contractors
financial companies
transportation providers (rail, air, ocean)
food and beverage and cosmetics manufacturing
law enforcement
international trade consulting
Martin 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, a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker, 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, air, and sea ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was 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 the Hudson County (NJ) Prosecutor, and executive with a global FMC-licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary.
An instructor with City University of New York's Baruch College, Martin teaches international trade courses (import, export, logistics, business and law). Martin was also an adjunct professor with Fashion Institute of Technology and Pace University. In addition to his legal practice, Law Office of Martin K. Behr (, he is of counsel to GRVR Attorneys LLC, a customs and international trade law group headquartered in Dallas, TX (

Last modified: 2019-09-03 13:38:11