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.

USTR Sets Out Argument Against Canada’s Dairy TRQ Allocation

2021-07-14T17:08:34+00:00July 14th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

Are U.S. farmers still being denied their fair share of the supply-managed Canadian market? U.S. trade officials and dairy industry advocates think so and an official submission has been made to dispute the way Canada administers dairy import quotas in accordance with USMCA. Find out all the details here.

New USMCA Requirement for Apparel Sewing Thread Now in Effect

2021-07-02T14:26:17+00:00July 1st, 2021|Other Government Agencies/Depts., U.S. Customs|

With the coming into force of a new provision in the USMCA, effective July 1, the sewing thread used in apparel must be made within the USMCA region for the goods to be considered originating. Find out more about how such goods containing non-originating materials may still be eligible for duty-free treatment.

Weekly Trade Briefing: June 7-11, 2021

2021-06-16T15:27:44+00:00June 15th, 2021|Canada Customs, International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts., Trade Compliance, U.S. Customs|

Find out what the latest trade developments are from CBSA workers holding strike votes over pay and 'toxic workplace culture' - to a ruling where #importers must file protests with CBP in order to preserve their ability to obtain duty refunds in connection with exclusions from Section301 tariffs, we've detailed these and much more for you here.

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.

Tai Hosts First Meeting of USMCA Free Trade Commission

2021-05-21T17:55:56+00:00May 21st, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

Find out more about the issues discussed at this week’s inaugural meeting of the Free Trade Commission established by the USMCA in which top trade officials from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. reviewed the assessments of various committees charged with overseeing implementation of the trade pact and affirmed their commitment to enforcing its provisions in a range of critical areas.