Certificate Of Origin United States Chile Free Trade Agreement

The importer may pay the non-preferential duties at the time of customs clearance of the goods and then has a maximum period of one year from the date on which the goods were imported to claim reimbursement of customs duties overpaid as a result of the non-payment of the goods. This can happen when the information necessary to determine that the goods are originating is not available at the time of shipment. At the time of application for refund, the importer must provide a written declaration on the originating status of the goods and, if the customs authority so requests, a certificate of origin or any other indication that the product is considered to be originating; and other documents relating to the importation of the case that the customs authorities may require. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Chile entered into force in 2004 and since January 1, 2015 all qualified products are exempt from customs duties. In order to benefit from duty-free treatment under the Free Trade Agreement, products must comply with the applicable rules of origin. The free trade agreement also provides favourable access for US service providers. It guarantees the protection of U.S. investors and U.S. copyrights, trademarks and patents registered in Chile. In addition, Chile has opened up important government procurement contracts to U.S. bidders. If one of the parties to the operation, after having lodged an origin declaration with Chilean customs, finds that the declaration or certificate has been drawn up on the basis of incorrect information or contains an error, the issuer of the origin declaration must immediately inform in writing any person who originally issued it. This person completing the document should also confirm the accuracy and truth of the certificate by signing and dating it.

If there are any additional remarks, they must be written in box 12. Shipments with a value of less than $2500 do not require a written declaration of U.S. or Chilean origin. It is the responsibility of the Chilean importer to receive preferential treatment for a given lot at the time of customs clearance of the goods.