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U.S. Trade Representative Publishes Final USMCA Regulations

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative posted both the implementing regulations and the rules of origin for the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which goes into effect on July 1, 2020.  This agreement replaces NAFTA.

The implementing regulations covers the interpretation, application, and administration of the program for shipments entering the United States.  Whereas the rules of origin document covers the rules in which are used to determine eligibility of products for duty free treatment under the USMCA.

NAFTA Certificates will expire on June 30th, 2020. Please be sure to obtain the new USMCA form through your client portal and provide it to service@willsonintl.com.

The deadline for the USMCA/CUSMA Certificate of Origin form is June 30th, 2020.  Forms received after that date may not receive preferential treatment and duty will be assessed.  Please note that CBP will not issue refunds for Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) on post importation refund claims.

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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