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CSMS #43062320 - US-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT (USMCA) Updated Interim Implementation Instructions – June 16, 2020

This message is to inform the trade community of the release of the Updated USMCA Interim Implementing Instructions on June 16, 2020. The link to this document is available below. This version of the document replaces the Interim Implementing Instructions issued on April 20, 2020.

These Updated Interim Implementing Instructions are informational and provide early guidance on the new requirements under the USMCA, including information on claiming USMCA preferential treatment for goods.

The Final Implementing Instructions will be released prior to the date the USMCA enters into force and will provide the Trade and Field with additional details on the USMCA entry, compliance, and other requirements.

The supporting USMCA regulations, the new Part 182 of Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations 182 (19 CFR 182) is to include the USMCA Uniform Regulations and will be issued July 1, 2020. Additionally, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States will be amended effective, July 1, 2020 to include General Note 11 (GN11) with information on the USMCA rules of origin, product specific rules, and other requirements.

Until the USMCA enters into force, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requirements remains in effect.

These 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. Any decisions a reader makes based on this draft document are made with the understanding that the information in these instructions is advisory only and may change. The reader is responsible for monitoring the CBP website to ensure awareness of the status of any revisions to this document.

Questions regarding this guidance can be directed to Maya Kamar, Director, Textiles and Trade Agreements Division at (202) 945-7228 or email [email protected].

The Updated USMCA Interim Implementing Instructions – June 16, 2020

The USMCA Implementation Act (Public Law No: 116-113)

The USMCA Agreement, Final Text

USTR’s Federal Register Notice on the USMCA Alternative Staging Regimes for Automotive Imports - 85 FRN 22238, April 21, 2020