Wednesday February 18, 2015
CBP has updated their Form 434 (NAFTA Certificate of Origin) in an effort to reduce issues relating to date ambiguity and to facilitate communication when questions arise.
You can find the updated form on the CBP website at cbp.gov under the “Forms” page or click on the link provided.
This amended CBP Form 434 provides blocks for importer / exporter / producer and signee email addresses, as well as drop-down calendars indicating “mm/dd/yy” for the input of the blanket period and signature date.
Please note that CBP will continue to accept prior versions of the CBP 434, as well as the Canadian B232 and the Mexican Certificado de Origen without the email address blocks. While a form with email blocks may assist communication, for CBP purposes, a form or format without email addresses remains valid.
CBP will continue to accept certificates of origin associated with the NAFTA (CBP Form 434), the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBP Form 450) and the Insular Possessions (CBP Form 3229) irrespective of any expiration date.
If you have questions, please contact the Trade Agreements Branch at FTA@dhs.gov.