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Updated USMCA Interim Implementation Instructions

Posted June 20, 2020


The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative this week issued Updated USMCA Interim Implementing Instructions, replacing those published on April 20, 2020.

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These updated instructions provide early guidance concerning the new requirements under the USMCA, including details on claiming USMCA preferential treatment for goods.

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“For Informational Purposes Only” 


U.S. Customs and Border Protection cautions that the instructions “are for advance informational and advisory purposes only. They are not final and are subject to further revision. They are not intended to have legal or binding effect.”

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Upcoming Release Dates


CBP advises that the finalized version of the Instructions will be released prior to the USMCA coming into effect.   

The trade pact’s new supporting regulations (Part 182 of Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations 182) providing additional details concerning the USMCA entry, compliance, and other requirements, are to be issued on July 1, 2020

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Need More Information


If you have any questions about how upcoming regulatory changes might impact the free trade status of your goods or if you have other concerns about implementation of the new NAFTA, don’t hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable trade experts today.

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