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NAFTA Rules of Origin Regulations (SOR/94-14)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART VAutomotive Goods

Definitions and Interpretation

 For purposes of this Part,

after-market parts

after-market parts means goods that are not for use as original equipment in the production of light-duty vehicles or heavy-duty vehicles and that are

  • (a) goods of a tariff provision listed in Schedule IV, or

  • (b) automotive component assemblies, automotive components, sub-components or listed materials; (pièces destinées au marché du service après-vente)

class of motor vehicles

class of motor vehicles means any one of the following categories of motor vehicles:

  • (a) motor vehicles of any of subheading 8701.20, tariff item Nos. 8702.10.10 and 8702.90.10, subheadings 8704.10, 8704.22, 8704.23, 8704.32 and 8704.90 and headings 87.05 and 87.06,

  • (b) motor vehicles of any of subheadings 8701.10 and 8701.30 through 8701.90,

  • (c) motor vehicles of any of tariff item Nos. 8702.10.20 and 8702.90.20 and subheadings 8704.21 and 8704.31, and

  • (d) motor vehicles of any of subheadings 8703.21 through 8703.90; (catégorie de véhicules automobiles)

complete motor vehicle assembly process

complete motor vehicle assembly process means the production of a motor vehicle from separate constituent parts, which parts include the following:

  • (a) a structural frame or unibody,

  • (b) body panels,

  • (c) an engine, a transmission and a drive train,

  • (d) brake components,

  • (e) steering and suspension components,

  • (f) seating and internal trim,

  • (g) bumpers and external trim,

  • (h) wheels, and

    • (i) electrical and lighting components; (chaîne de montage complète de véhicules automobiles)

first prototype

first prototype means the first motor vehicle that

  • (a) is produced using tooling and processes intended for the production of motor vehicles to be offered for sale, and

  • (b) follows the complete motor vehicle assembly process in a manner not specifically designed for testing purposes; (premier prototype)

floor pan of a motor vehicle

floor pan of a motor vehicle means a component, comprising a single part or two or more parts joined together, with or without additional stiffening members, that forms the base of a motor vehicle, beginning at the firewall or bulkhead of the motor vehicle and ending

  • (a) where there is a luggage floor panel in the motor vehicle, at the place where that luggage floor panel begins, and

  • (b) where there is no luggage floor panel in the motor vehicle, at the place where the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle ends; (dessous de caisse d’un véhicule automobile)

heavy-duty automotive good

heavy-duty automotive good means a heavy-duty vehicle or a heavy-duty component; (produit automobile de gamme lourde)

heavy-duty component

heavy-duty component means an automotive component or automotive component assembly that is for use as original equipment in the production of a heavy-duty vehicle; (composante de gamme lourde)

marque

marque means a trade name used by a marketing division of a motor vehicle assembler that is separate from any other marketing division of that motor vehicle assembler; (marque)

model line

model line means a group of motor vehicles having the same platform or model name; (modèle)

model name

model name means the word, group of words, letter, number or similar designation assigned to a motor vehicle by a marketing division of a motor vehicle assembler

  • (a) to differentiate the motor vehicle from other motor vehicles that use the same platform design,

  • (b) to associate the motor vehicle with other motor vehicles that use different platform designs, or

  • (c) to denote a platform design; (nom de modèle)

new building

new building means a new construction to house a complete motor vehicle assembly process, where that construction includes the pouring or construction of a new foundation and floor, the erection of a new frame and roof, and the installation of new plumbing and electrical and other utilities; (nouvel édifice)

plant

plant means a building, or buildings in close proximity but not necessarily contiguous, machinery, apparatus and fixtures that are under the control of a producer and are used in the production of any of the following:

  • (a) light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles,

  • (b) goods of a tariff provision listed in Schedule IV, and

  • (c) automotive component assemblies, automotive components, sub-components and listed materials; (usine)

platform

platform means the primary load-bearing structural assembly of a motor vehicle that determines the basic size of the motor vehicle, and is the structural base that supports the driveline and links the suspension components of the motor vehicle for various types of frames, such as the body-on-frame or space-frame, and monocoques; (plate-forme)

received in the territory of a NAFTA country

received in the territory of a NAFTA country means, with respect to subsection 9(2), the location at which a traced material arrives in the territory of a NAFTA country and is documented for any customs purpose, which in the case of a traced material imported into

  • (a) Canada,

    • (i) where the traced material is imported on a vessel, as defined in section 2 of the Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations, is the location at which the traced material is last unloaded from the vessel and reported, under section 12 of the Customs Act, to a customs office, including reported for transportation under bond by a conveyance other than that vessel, and

    • (ii) in any other case, is the location at which the traced material is reported, under section 12 of the Customs Act, to a customs office, including reported for transportation under bond,

  • (b) Mexico,

    • (i) where the traced material is imported on a vessel, the location at which the traced material is last unloaded from the vessel and reported for any customs purpose, and

    • (ii) in any other case, the location at which the traced material is reported for any customs purpose, and

  • (c) the United States, is the location at which the traced material is entered for any customs purpose, including entered for consumption, entered for warehouse or entered for transportation under bond, or admitted into a foreign trade zone; (reçu sur le territoire d’un pays ALÉNA)

refit

refit means a closure of a plant for a period of at least three consecutive months that is for purposes of plant conversion or retooling; (réaménagement)

size category

size category, with respect to a light-duty vehicle, means that the total of the interior volume for passengers and the interior volume for luggage is

  • (a) 85 cubic feet (2.38 m3) or less,

  • (b) more than 85 cubic feet (2.38 m3) but less than 100 cubic feet (2.80 m3),

  • (c) 100 cubic feet (2.80 m3) or more but not more than 110 cubic feet (3.08 m3),

  • (d) more than 110 cubic feet (3.08 m3) but less than 120 cubic feet (3.36 m3), or

  • (e) 120 cubic feet (3.36 m3) or more; (catégorie de taille)

traced material

traced material means a material, produced outside the territories of the NAFTA countries, that is imported from outside the territories of the NAFTA countries and is, when imported, of a tariff provision listed in Schedule IV; (matière retracée)

underbody

underbody means the floor pan of a motor vehicle. (soubassement)

  • SOR/95-382, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-86, s. 4
  • SOR/2002-27, s. 99
 
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