The new trade agreement between USA, Canada and Mexico will enter into force on July 1st, 2020. Find out details on key changes from NAFTA, the timeline, and next steps - below ⬇️.

What Importers Need to Know

Over the years, revolutionary advances in technology, telecommunications and e-commerce have combined to provide a strong rationale for modernizing and improving NAFTA to better reflect the way businesses now engage in international trade.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) or Canada-United States-Mexico (CUSMA), is set to replace the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020, therefore creating a modernized free-trade system between the three countries. This modernized free-trade addresses recent and emerging critical issues, such as:

  • Harmonization of regulatory systems, e-commerce and the protection of intellectual property

And provides changes to:

  • Various rules and processes which govern how specific goods are traded within North America and;
  • Mechanisms for how trade disputes are resolved

We detail all new provisions of the USMCA/CUSMA below.


We detail all new provisions of the USMCA/CUSMA below.
NAFTA to USMCA - In 6 Easy Steps
Webinar - USMCA/CUSMA: Everything you need to know about the new trade agreement coming into force, how it will affect your business, and what you need to do to prepare.
De Minimus
Dispute Resolution
Rules of Origin and Regional Value Content (Automotive)
Section 232 Tariffs
Dairy Products - Market Access
Other Agricultural Provisions
Textiles & Apparel
Intellectual Property
Digital Trade
Remanufactured Goods
Sunset Clause
Non-Market Country FTA
Certificate of Origin - Elimination of Blanket Certificate