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On July 1, 2020, CBP issued CSMS #43227909 – Drawback: USMCA Interim Guidance, reproduced below: Drawback USMCA Update: The purpose of this message is to provide the trade community with guidance on claim submission and the reporting requirements for USMCA drawback claims. USMCA regulations, which are pending, will be housed in 19 CFR 182. Further guidance will be issued in a CSMS once regulations are final. The drawback trade community should not file any USMCA…

On July 1, 2020, the Federal Register published Presidential Proclamation 10053 of June 29, 2020 To Take Certain Actions Under the United States-Mexico–Canada Agreement Implementation Act and for Other Purposes, which modifies the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) – as set forth in Annex I to US International Trade Commission (USITC) Publication 5060 (which is incorporated by reference) to provide generally for the preferential tariff treatment being accorded under the USMCA, to…

On July 1, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule [USCBP-2020-0036; CBP Dec. 20-11], which amends the CBP regulations to implement the rules of origin provisions for preferential tariff treatment of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA). The document sets forth the framework for CBP regulations that provides further guidance regarding the rules of origin for those…

On July 1, 2020, the US Department of Labor published in the Federal Register an interim final rule (IFR) issuing regulations necessary to administer the high-wage components of the labor value content requirements as set forth in section 202A of that United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (the “Act”). The interim final rule is effective on July 1, 2020. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by August 31, 2020. The Act requires that to…

On July 1, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a general notice that announces a modification to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) reconciliation prototype test to include the flagging for filing of post-importation preferential treatment claims arising under the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (the USMCA) as implemented pursuant to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act…

On June 30, 2020, the Diario Oficial (Official Gazette) published the Decree establishing the Applicable Rate of the General Import Tax for merchandise originating in North America, which implements Annex 2-B of the Agreement between the United Mexican States, the United States of America and Canada (T-MEC/ USMCA / CUSMA). The Tariff Schedules established in Annex 2-B “Tariff Commitments” establish the preferential rate of customs tariffs for trade between Mexico, the United States and Canada, on goods originating…

On June 30, 2020, the Diario Oficial (Official Gazette) published the Resolution establishing the General Rules regarding the application of the customs provisions of the Treaty between the United Mexican States, the United States of America and Canada and its annexes. The Rules consist of the following titles Title I: General Provisions (definitions)Title II: National Treatment and Market Access of Goods Section I: Treatment of Customs TariffsSection II: Return and Tariff Difference ProgramsTitle III: Rules…

On July 1, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will publish in the Federal Register an interim final rule [USCBP-2020-0036; CBP Dec. 20-11], which amends the CBP regulations to implement the rules of origin provisions for preferential tariff treatment of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA). The document sets forth the framework for CBP regulations that provides further guidance regarding the rules of origin for…

On June 30, 2020, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket Number USTR-2020-0028] inviting comments on the Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement (Interagency Labor Committee) procedures for submissions by the public of information with respect to potential failures of Canada or Mexico to implement their labor obligations under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or Agreement). The USMCA Implementation Act (Implementation Act) establishes the Interagency…

On July 1, 2020, the US Department of Labor will publish in the Federal Register an interim final rule (IFR) issuing regulations necessary to administer the high-wage components of the labor value content requirements as set forth in section 202A of that United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (the “Act”). The interim final rule is effective on July 1, 2020. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments within 60 days after publication. The Act requires…