The U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a trade agreement between the named parties. The USMCA replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a USMCA Center to serve as a one stop shop for information concerning the USMCA. The USMCA Center coordinates CBP’s implementation of the USMCA Agreement, ensuring a smooth transition with consistent and comprehensive guidance to our internal and external stakeholders. Uniform Regulations, General Note, and Implementation Instructions – Final (as of June 30, 2020)

On April 20, 2020, CBP published interim implementing instructions. These interim implementing instruction have been subsequently updated to reflect the published uniform regulations and General Note 11.

CSMS #43062320 – US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Updated Interim Implementation Instructions – On June 16, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative published Updated Uniform Regulations for the USMCA’s Chapter 4 (Rules of Origin) and Chapter 5 (Origin Procedures). This version of the document replaces the Interim Implementing Instructions issued on April 20, 2020.

CSMS #43215543 – US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementing Instructions (Final) – On June 30, 2020, the U.S. International Trade Commission published General Note 11, incorporating the USMCA into the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. This version of the document replaces the Interim Implementing Instructions issued on June 16, 2020.

Uniform Regulations for Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures – CBP’s Interim Implementing Instructions will be updated to accommodate these published regulations. This webpage will be updated when those updated instructions are available. The USMCA’s General Note 11 is currently pending. The U.S. International Trade Commission has updated the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to include the USMCA’s General Note 11.

Compliance Guidance
CBP will use this webpage to post informational links, compliance guidance materials, points of contact, and Frequently Asked Questions. Additional guidance on USMCA compliance for the trade community will be posted here as developed. This webpage will be continually updated.

CBP has recorded a webinar regarding USMCA compliance for the private sector. Please visit CBP’s Trade Outreach via Webinar webpage for more information.

CBP urges the import/export community to monitor, the Cargo System Messaging Service, and @CBPTradeGov on Twitter for updates on USMCA implementation dates; regulatory drafting; Frequently Asked Questions and other compliance resources.

The USMCA contains provisions relating to the prohibition of the importation of goods sourced from forced labor. For additional information on CBP’s enforcement against this prohibition, please visit our Forced Labor webpage.

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