The expression of a definitive intention of an applicant to return to the United States or Mexico when distributor status ends is generally accepted as sufficient evidence of a temporary intent, unless there are signs to the contrary. Since NAFTA is a facilitation agreement, the applicant should be given every opportunity to prove that the criteria for the admission of business travellers are met and to provide missing documents by other means, for example. B for example by fax. The other three categories of contractors are entitled to work permits through the R204 (a) that exempt persons who are granted entry under an international agreement between Canada and other countries from the LMIA procedure. Administrative codes were assigned to each category. Applicants for distributor status must complete an application for merchant/investor status [IMM 5321 (PDF, 1.41 MB)] in addition to applying for a work permit. A U.S. or Mexican citizen who has permanent residence in Canada is not allowed to bring an employee under merchant status to Canada. Similarly, shares of a company or other business organization owned by a U.S. or Mexican citizen permanently residing in Canada cannot be considered majority shareholders in determining majority ownership in order to qualify an employee`s business as a trader. The applicant may act on his behalf or as a representative of an individual or organization acting primarily between Canada and the United States or Mexico. Authorization decisions should take into account the overall objectives of NAFTA, which are designed to facilitate trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico. “Significant trade” is determined by the volume of transactions as well as the monetary value of transactions.
Many transactions, while low-value, could determine the necessary continuity of international trade. Senior public servants must ensure that the businessman`s predominant activity in Canada is international trade. While NAFTA provides only for after-sales situations, the general R187 rule for business travellers, under which this section of NAFTA is implemented, allows individuals to participate in sales and leasing contracts. This does not mean that a warranty or service contract must have the same date as the sales contract. For services provided by third parties in particular, it may take a few months after the sale before the company that installed or maintained the machine is identified and contracted. The cheese agreement between the United States and Mexico. (PDF, 3 pages, 0.01 MB) But the United States.M.C.A. retain a more controversial addition to the Trump administration – a sunset clause that requires all three countries to verify they remain in the agreement after six years. If a country decides not to pursue the pact, the United States has .M.C.A.