It is important to fully complete a USMCA certificate, but some of the fields are more confusing than others. In particular, identifying the correct origin criteria of a good can be challenging.
To qualify for preferential treatment under the USMCA, goods must comply with the USMCA Rules of Origin. The four origin criteria classifications define how a good qualifies.
Specify the origin criterion (A, B, C, or D) under which the good qualifies, as set out in Article 4.2 (Originating Goods):
Wholly obtained or produced entirely in the territory of one or more of the Parties, as defined in Article 4.3 (Wholly Obtained or Produced Goods)
Produced entirely in the territory of one or more of the Parties using non‐originating materials provided the good satisfies all applicable requirements of Annex 4‐B (Product‐Specific Rules of Origin)
Produced entirely in the territory of one or more of the Parties exclusively from originating materials
“Except for a good provided for in Chapter 61 to 63 of the Harmonized System: