Trade and Manufacturing Monitor

News and insight from our international trade practice group

CBP Posts Interim Instructions for USMCA Implementation

On Monday, April 20, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued interim instructions for implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).* The instructions provide guidance regarding preferential…

“Historic” USMCA Agreement Signed

On December 10, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments signed an updated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) in Mexico City. The new agreement comes on the heels of months of additional negotiations…

Trump Issues 2019 Trade Agenda: China, USMCA, WTO Reform, and More

The Trump Administration has issued its 2019 trade policy agenda in a several hundred page report to the Congress. The report covers a broad range of trade topics, many of which have been at the forefront of the…

U.S., Canada, and Mexico Sign New NAFTA

This morning, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina, the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new trade deal is slated to replace the 24-year old North…

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Intellectual Property Provisions for the Modern Age

On October 1, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced that they had reached an agreement to “modernize” the 24-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). When NAFTA came into effect, it created…