Changing Trends in Rules of Origin under Modern FTAs

Rules of origin are integral to the functioning of free trade agreements (FTAs) because they ensure that only goods that originate in one of the FTA parties receive preferential treatment. The challenge of determining and documenting origin of goods under different rules of origin can be a significant compliance burden on companies. Trade negotiators of “modern” free trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) have taken a progressive approach to origin rules to increase flexibility and facilitate compliance. This session will discuss how the rules of origin in the TPP and CETA differ from those under other Canadian FTAs such as NAFTA, highlight opportunities and challenges that the new rules could present, and discuss best practices in origin determination and documentation under FTAs..

Presenter: Jesse Goldman, Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
February 24, 2016 1:00-2:30pm EST
Member Rate- $150
Non-Member Rate- $200

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