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CBP Issues Interim Final Rule on USMCA Rules of Origin

Posted July 03, 2020


Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published an Interim Final Rule to implement Rules of Origin provisions for the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that came into force on July 1.
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In accordance with section 103(b)(2) of the USMCA Act, the interim rule creates Part 182 to the customs regulations for the new trade deal and amends the NAFTA regulations under 19 CFR Part 181 so they no longer apply to entries on or after July 1.

The majority of the regulations included in the interim final rule are found in Appendix A to 19 CFR Part 182, which reproduces the Rules of Origin provisions of the Uniform Regulations agreed upon by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada and released last month.

This appendix contains the uniform regulations for the interpretation, application, and administration of the Rules of Origin of Chapter 4 of the USMCA and the Rules of Origin of Chapter 6 of the USMCA related to textiles and apparel goods.

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Additional Regulations Coming


Currently, most of the sections of 19 CFR Part 182 include a title only and are reserved for future regulatory text. CBP says it expects to publish additional regulations over the course of the next year and be finalized by July 1, 2021. 

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Public Comments


CBP is not accepting comments on these provisions of its interim final rule but has indicated that once the remaining USMCA implementing regulations are published on an interim basis, public comments will be requested at that time.

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Additional Regulations Coming

 

Currently, most of the sections of 19 CFR Part 182 include a title only and are reserved for future regulatory text. CBP says it expects to publish additional regulations over the course of the next year and be finalized by July 1, 2021.