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Decertification: CAFTA-DR, Colombia TPA, Korea FTA, Panama TPA and Peru TPA

The CAFTA-DR, Colombia TPA, Korea FTA, Panama TPA, and Peru TPA require that any person who issues a certification for a good exported from the United States with preference under the aforementioned preference programs (19 CFR 10.589(b), 19 CFR 10.3009(b), 19 CFR 10.1009(b), 19 CFR 10.2009(b) or 19 CFR 10.909(b), respectively) and who has reason to believe that the certification contains or is based on incorrect information, must promptly notify each person to whom the certification was provided of any change that could affect the accuracy or validity of the certification and that notification of an incorrect certification must also be given, either in writing or via an authorized electronic data interchange system, to CBP.


This communication provides that, in accordance with the aforementioned free trade agreements and their respective regulations, such notification should be emailed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at fta@cbp.dhs.gov. Such notification should include, at a minimum, the following information:


  • Copy of the incorrect certification of origin
  • Copy of the reissued certification of origin (if any)
  • Explanation of the error (provide details as appropriate)
  • Names and emails of all parties that have received the offending certification of origin
  • Statement that each party that has received the incorrect certification of origin has been notified

Inquiries may be sent to fta@cbp.dhs.gov.

  • Last Modified: May 27, 2022