Dispute Looming Over USTR’s Interpretation of USMCA Auto Rules

2021-07-30T15:41:10+00:00July 27th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts., U.S. Customs|

A year-long disagreement over interpretation of a key provision the USMCA's more stringent auto rules may be headed for a dispute resolution panel after talks in Washington last week between the U.S. and Mexico failed to make any progress on the issue.

CBP Ruling Allows Accumulation of Costs From Non-Originating Materials for USMCA RVC Calculation

2021-07-15T16:07:03+00:00July 14th, 2021|Trade Compliance|

Find out more about a recent CBP ruling that says a commercial vehicle manufacturer can add a Tier 2 supplier’s costs of processing within USMCA territory to the USMCA costs of its Tier 1 supplier, even though the Tier 2 costs were not sufficient to result in an originating material.

New North American Trade Agreement Will Enter Into Force July 1, USTR Says

2021-02-11T23:17:29+00:00April 25th, 2020|Canada Customs, U.S. Customs|

With the notification to Congress, the U.S. became the third country to have completed its domestic legislative procedures needed to implement the deal, the final step necessary for the USMCA to take effect this summer. However, some are doubtful the three countries can achieve a comprehensive implementation in such a short time.