Information for U.S. exporters is available at: 2016.export.gov/FTA/index.asp The Chilean importer is responsible for the request for preferential treatment for a given shipment at the time of customs clearance. (Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the ultimate responsibility for the validity of the right rests with the importer and not with the exporter as presented under NAFTA. To qualify for the preferential duty rate, the importer must provide a written declaration to Chilean customs, which may or may not take the form of a certificate of origin. Once an exporter/producer issues a certificate of origin (whether it is an importer or a Chilean right), one of the parties to a transaction may be warned that the basis for the right to inaccurate information has been established or that the certificate of origin contains some kind of error. Where the certificate has been issued by an exporter or manufacturer, it is the responsibility of the exporter or manufacturer of the certificate to inform without delay in writing any person to whom it has been issued of any modification that would impair the accuracy or validity of the certificate. While unpaid duties must be paid to the customs authority when something is no longer considered originating, the customs authority cannot impose sanctions on the issuer of the certificate of origin when such action is taken. Although the ultimate responsibility for the declaration rests with the importer, the information necessary to support the declaration must, in most cases, be provided by the exporting producer. The exporter. B, the importer or manufacturer of the products may provide the support information (e.g.
the certificate of origin) that is the subject of a preferential treatment application. If this support information is not produced by the manufacturer (i.e.dem importer or exporter), it must be based either on 1) on a certificate of origin issued by the manufacturer, or on the knowledge of the exporter or importer that the products are considered a certificate of origin. In other words, the importer relies heavily on the assistance and cooperation of U.S. suppliers to establish accurate and well-documented declarations of origin. Although the ultimate responsibility for the declaration rests with the importer, the information necessary to support the declaration must be provided by the manufacturer. The written statement that the products originated may be provided by the exporter, importer or manufacturer of the products. Free-form certification of Chilean and U.S. importers can be used as an alternative to the original certification model when they invoke compliance with the Chilean Free Trade Agreement.