Since NAFTA’s implementation in 1994, overall trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico has grown by 198 percent. U.S. goods exported to Canada and Mexico have grown 157 percent and U.S. goods imported from Canada and Mexico have grown by 231 percent. Each day, NAFTA partners conduct over $2.4 billion in trilateral goods trade, which equates to $1.7 million per minute. A growing trend is U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s increased attention to validating trade agreements. Given this increased focus by CBP, Deringer believes it is important to offer a refresher course on the most popular trade agreement in an informative 60-minute webinar entitled “The Fundamentals of NAFTA.”  

The following topics will be discussed during the hour-long webcast:

• Understanding the essence of NAFTA and how a product attains eligibility

• Comprehend the difference between the tariff shift rules and the value-added rules

• Review of the A, B and C criteria and a NAFTA bill of material

• Documents required for an audit

• Auditing a certificate… in 10 seconds or less

Date recorded webinar will be available: Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Robert A. DeCamp,Director of Regulatory Affairs and Consulting with Deringer,is renowned for his expertise in Customs regulations and procedures and possesses extensive hands on experience working for nationally known Customs brokerage and logistics firms. Since becoming licensed as a US Customs Broker in 1976, Mr. DeCamp has held a variety of strategic corporate positions and specializes in teaching both publicly and privately in selected international matters including tariff classification under the Harmonized Coding System, Customs valuation, NAFTA and most recently international compliance strategies including assessments and supply chain security. Bob was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC). 


As a value added service, Deringer offers webinars free of charge to all current clients.  Please complete the online registration form to register.   

Companies not currently partnered with Deringer will be assessed a nominal fee of $49 per webinar recording.  To register for a webinar, please download the registration form and fax the completed form to 802-524-8236 or email to  


Once again, Deringer will offer this as a pre-recorded webinar, which will allow people unlimited access to review the information at their leisure without the need to adjust schedules.  An Internet link and reference material will be sent to registrants as specified in the webinar invitation.  Registrants will be given one week to submit any questions they may have to Once all questions have been gathered, they will be answered and sent to all registrants.