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.

U.S. and Vietnam Reach Agreement on Alleged Currency Manipulation

2021-07-22T13:59:40+00:00July 21st, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

A joint announcement earlier this week from the U.S. Treasury Department and the State Bank of Vietnam that an agreement has been reached to address U.S. concerns with Vietnam’s currency practices has, for the time being at least, removed the threat of punitive Sec. 301 tariffs being imposed on Vietnamese imports.

USTR Initiates First USMCA Dispute Panel Over Canadian Dairy Quotas

2021-05-26T17:30:55+00:00May 26th, 2021|Trade Compliance|

Adding to the list of cross-border tensions, the first-ever trade enforcement action under USMCA escalated to a new level on Tuesday with the filing of a request by the USTR for a Dispute Settlement Panel over claims that Ottawa is still unfairly blocking U.S. producers from accessing the Canadian dairy market.

USTR Proposes Tariffs on Imports from Six Countries in Response to Digital Services Taxes

2021-04-01T04:35:42+00:00March 31st, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts., U.S. Customs|

Find out more about the $800 million worth of tariffs the Biden administration proposes hitting imports from the United Kingdom and five other countries with that could take effect in the coming months.

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.