nafta

NAFTA means “NO DUTY”

All our products are manufactured in Canada and are shipped into the USA and Mexico Duty Free. The Beauty Company Inc. clears all orders through US customs where it is a seamless transaction for our customers. The Beauty Company Inc. is a bonded manufacturer, registered with the US Border Services.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on January 1, 1994. This agreement removed most barriers to trade and investment among the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Under the NAFTA, all non-tariff barriers to agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico were eliminated. This allowed for an orderly adjustment to free trade with Mexico, with full implementation beginning January 1, 1998.

The agricultural provisions of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, in effect since 1989, were incorporated into the NAFTA. Under these provisions, all tariffs affecting agricultural trade between the United States and Canada, with a few exceptions for items covered by tariff-rate quotas, were removed by January 1, 1998.

Mexico and Canada reached a separate bilateral NAFTA agreement on market access for agricultural products. The Mexican-Canadian agreement eliminated most tariffs either immediately or over the last 5, 10, or 15 years. Tariffs between the two countries affecting trade in dairy, poultry, eggs, and sugar are maintained.