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.

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.

U.S. and Mexico Exchange USMCA Labor Complaints

2021-05-19T17:37:10+00:00May 19th, 2021|International Trade Issues, Other Government Agencies/Depts.|

USMCA labour complaints are heating up with the filing last week by the Biden administration of a request under the trade deal’s new “Rapid Response Mechanism” concerning alleged violations of workers’ rights at a General Motors plant in Mexico and a reciprocal complaint made the same day by the Mexican government regarding the “lack of application” of labor laws in the U.S. agriculture and meatpacking industries.