B238 – NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire

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This questionnaire is sent to you pursuant to Article 506 (1)(a) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The questionnaire will be used in determining if the (good) described on the NAFTA Certificate of Origin (CO) dated (date)and signed by (name) originates under the NAFTA. If necessary, additional information may be requested at a later date.

You have until (date) to return the completed and signed questionnaire to the requesting Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) office. You may fax your response. If a reply cannot be made by this date, please contact the CBSA office by mail, telephone, or by fax. If additional space is needed for your response, attach additional pages as needed. When the verification is completed, the exporter/producer will receive a written determination of the findings (NAFTA Article 506). The producer of a verified material will also be notified of the results of the verification of the material. The CBSA, shall in accordance with Article 507 of the NAFTA and section 107 of the Customs Act, protect the confidentiality of all business information submitted and shall not, with the exception of the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the United States, disclose such information to a third party without prior approval from your company. Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Exchange of NAFTA Related Information, the CBSA will share the results of this verification with the CBP. The questionnaire must be signed and dated by an individual who can certify as to the accuracy of the information provided in the questionnaire. Failure to complete and return this questionnaire may result in the denial of preferential treatment under the NAFTA.

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