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On September 23, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue until October 21, 2020, to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. In a separate notice published…

On 9 September 2020, the Department for International Trade (DIT) announced that the UK has taken a major step in the process of joining CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership), one of the world’s largest and most dynamic free trade areas. The press release stated in part: International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, alongside the current chair of the CPTPP Commission, Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Márquez, opened discussions between senior UK trade officials and…

On August 21, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue until September 21, 2020, to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. In a separate notice published…

In brief On 24 July 2020, the First Resolution of Amendments to the Foreign Trade General Rules for 2020 (Resolution) was published in the Federal Official Gazette. In addition to the modifications we discuss in this article, the Resolution includes Annex 1 of such rules (referred to as foreign trade formats and models). It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit did not issue an advance version of the Resolution, which (with…

On 24 July 2020, the European Commission announced that at a meeting of the WTO Trade Policy Review Body, the European Union, backed by ten other members of the World Trade Organization (Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Republic of Korea and Switzerland), submitted a joint communication calling for more transparency in respect of trade-related measures introduced by partners around the world in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The aim is to…

On July 22, 2020 the Canada Gazette published a series or orders and regulations to implement the Canada, United States, Mexico Agreement (CUSMA in Canada, USMCA in the United States and T-MEC in Mexico) which replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement on July 1, 2020. The orders and regulations are [links are to the Canada Gazette, not individual regulations] Order Repealing Certain Orders Made Under the Customs Tariff (CUSMA) (SOR/2020-154, June 30, 2020)CUSMA Rules…

On July 22, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue until August 20, 2020, to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. In a separate notice published…

On July 10, 2020, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) published in the Federal Register an interim rule that will amend the USITC’s rules of practice and procedure to implement the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act (the Act) regarding investigations of United States-Mexico cross-border long-haul trucking services (cross-border long-haul trucking services). Annex II of the USMCA sets out a process by which the United States may impose limitations on grants of…

On July 8, 2020, the Hacienda published in the Diario Oficial (Official Gazette) the Circular Letter informing the agencies and their decentralized administrative bodies, the parastatal entities of the Parastatal Public Administration, as well as the Attorney General of the Republic subject to the coverage of the Free Trade Agreement indicated, the conversion into national currency for the second semester of 2020 with effect from July 1 to December 31, 2020, in accordance with the…

On July 9, 2020, the Diario Oficial de la Federacion (Federal Official Gazette) published the Acuerdo by which the Ministry of Economy publishes the Uniform Regulations regarding the interpretation, application and administration of Chapter 4 (Rules of Origin), Chapter 5 (Procedures of Origin), Chapter 6 (Textile Merchandise and Clothing), and Chapter 7 (Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation) of the Agreement between the United Mexican States, the United States of America and Canada. The Uniform Regulations…