The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA or USMCA) will introduce new and complex requirements for the automotive industry.  Not only will vehicle producers face increased Regional Value Content requirements starting July 1, 2020, but they will be required to meet the following requirements:

  1. minimum purchase requirements for North American steel and aluminum;
  2. labour value content requirements

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), also referred to as the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), comes into effect on July 1, 2020.  Are you ready?

The full CUSMA Agreement was signed in November of 2018, and later amended in December 2019.  In April of this year each of the three parties notified that they had completed

The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) has created a new dedicated Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (“CUMSA”) web-page on which implementation information will be posted to assist importers and exporters. CUSMA / USMCA / NAFTA 2.0 is scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2020 and there will be no transition period.  This means that importers

We now know the dated that the Canada-United States- Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) (or USMCA under US terminology) will enter into effect to replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): July 1, 2020.  This does not mean that the governments are ready to enforce CUSMA – Canada, United States and Mexico must now negotiate and

On April 3, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) published Customs Notice 20-14 “Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)” in which the CBSA discusses the new Certification of Origin requirements under CUSMA and the new tariff codes.  When CUSMA enters into effect (the implementation date is not yet set), the rules for Canadian

On April 3, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) published Customs Notice 20-14 “Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)” in which the CBSA makes it clear that NAFTA origin advance rulings will no longer be valid when CUSMA enters into effect.

Importers who have an advance ruling might not be able to rely

On April 4, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) published Customs Notice 20-15 “Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold for Goods Imported into Canada” in which it confirmed that the LVS threshold would increase to CDN $3,300 when the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) (also known as NAFTA 2.0 and USMCA) comes into

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in December 2019

While there are those who think the only thing going on in Washington, D.C. these days is the impeachment hearings, activities this week belie that conclusion. In the recent flurry, we saw progress on two key issues – the China 301 tariffs and the USMCA