Trade and Manufacturing Monitor

News and insight from our international trade practice group
Topic: USMCA

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…

U.S. Agrees to Lift Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum from Canada and Mexico

On Friday, May 17 th , the Trump Administration announced that it has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to eliminate national security-focused Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum (at 25 percent and 10…

Trump Administration Confirms National Security Threat, Delays Auto Tariffs for Six Months

On Friday, May 17, President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation directing the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to negotiate trade agreements to address the national security threat posed by imports of…

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…