SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QAD Precision, an
industry-leading provider of global trade compliance and
transportation execution software, has announced the release of a USMCA Benchmark Tool that
supports companies checking their readiness to comply with the rules
of origin in the new United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement
(USMCA). QAD Precision is a division of QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB).
“Goods that qualify for preferential duties under NAFTA may no longer
be eligible once the USMCA comes into force. The opposite may also
apply. There are significant changes related to preferential rules of
origin, including changes to Regional Value Content, substantial
transformation, and the de minimis threshold to name a few,” said QAD
Precision President Corey Rhodes.
To check their preparations for USMCA rules of origin readiness using
the tool, companies answer a series of four questions. Once the
answers are submitted, participants receive an email explaining the
issues identified. The tool is complimentary for any company that
wishes to check their USMCA rules of origin readiness and is offered
without obligation. The USMCA Benchmark Tool can be found here. Companies qualifying goods
under the USMCA need to do so in compliance with the published legislation.
QAD Precision also provides Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
software that enables companies to determine FTA origin in real-time
and within fractions of a second. The solution complies with the
requirements for all Free Trade Agreements recognized by the World
Trade Organization. Companies who wish to verify their products under
the USMCA will be able to do so with QAD Precision Free Trade
Agreement once the agreement has been ratified by all three signatory countries.
About QAD Precision – Trusted Global Trade and Transportation Execution
QAD Precision, a division of QAD Inc., provides industry-leading
global trade compliance, and multi carrier transportation execution
solutions from a single, integrated platform. An ISO-certified
company, QAD Precision assists companies to streamline their import,
export and transportation operations, optimize deliveries, and
increase logistics ROI. QAD Precision’s scalable and extensible
solution easily integrates with existing ERP and WMS solutions.
Industry leaders in every region of the world rely on QAD Precision’s
global support centers to leverage thousands of carrier services and
manage millions of global trade and shipping transactions every day.
For more information about QAD Precision, visit www.qadprecision.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), is a leading provider of
flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global
manufacturing companies. QAD Adaptive ERP for
manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of
financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service
and support, analytics, business process management and integration.
QAD's portfolio includes related solutions for quality management
software, supply chain management software, transportation management
software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have
enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and
beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing and life sciences
industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to
become Effective Enterprises.
To learn more, visit www.qad.com.
"QAD" is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other
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