The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University is collaborating with BDG International to discuss the practicality of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Our presenter will discuss the important developments in regards to: by what means a product originates; special rules of origin as “de minimis” that has changed since NAFTA; documentation requirements and verifications. Topics: -Important developments included in the USMCA -Recovery of originating content (related parties) -Importation of goods into Mexico and Canada -Move those goods efficiently and legally Who should attend? -Businesses that export to Canada and Mexico -Businesses who are importing/exporting anywhere -Customs Brokers/Freight Forwarders -Transportation Intermediaries -Economic Development Councils Advantage of attending: -Product/s that did not qualify under NAFTA, it is possible that they now qualify under the USMCA -Parts/components’ suppliers to the automotive sector may be affected by the new rules of origin -Equal compliance responsibility for producers, exporters, and importers -Benefits to Chapter 25 small and medium-size enterprises Our Speaker: Lisa Waller Lisa is a graduate of Illinois State University, Bachelors of Science in International Business and an emphasis on Eastern Studies. In 1993, Lisa joined BDG International, Inc. Lisa has traveled professionally throughout Europe & South America and parts of Asia and is fluent in Spanish. Lisa is a U.S. Licensed Customs Broker, IATA Certified, DG Certified, IAC Security Coordinator, a Certified Customs Specialist, and a Certified Export Specialist. It is the goal of BDG International, Inc. to educate the public on complying with the regulations, working through incoterms and letter of credits, proper routing selection and in the end making export easier in order to assist the exporter to sell their product globally. With a team backing her, Lisa is able to put this goal into full force and speak at seminars impacting a larger audience.