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USMCA Signed; NAFTA and What is Next

At the tail-end of November, during the G-20 summit in Argentina, the US, Canada, and Mexico signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) that is to replace NAFTA.  The agreement had to be signed before Mexico’s then-President Nieto’s last day in office.  We blogged on the USMCA before here and here. The three parties negotiated for over 15 […]

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Global Trade
Mexico
NAFTA

CPTPP: Canada-APAC Trade Agreement Countdown

Now that Canada and Australia, ratified it, the CPTPP should be effective at the end of 2018.  The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a trade agreement of 11 countries representing 13.5 per cent of global GDP.  It is expected to bring benefits to the Canadian economy by having access to key Pacific Rim economies […]

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Global Trade
NAFTA

USTR Seeks Applications for NAFTA Binational Panels – Deadline for Submission is Close

The United States Trade Representative seeks applications to serve on binational NAFTA panels for the period of April 1, 2019 through Mach 31, 2020.  The panels convene to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (AD/CVD) proceedings and amendments to AD/ CVD statutes.  Interested applicants should submit their applications so that the USTR receives them […]

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Sanctions

Section 301 and Substantial Transformation; Court of International Trade; CBP Rulings

Can you avoid section 301 duties if your Chinese components are assembled in a third country and then imported into the US?  Recently, this question was explored.  The outcome seems to be that, the fact-specific question of “substantial transformation” has to be answered first.  In 2016, the Court of International Trade ruled that a mere […]

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Global Trade
ITC
NAFTA
USMCA

USMCA: Under the ITC’s Evaluation

The ITC commenced its evaluation of the proposed USMCA – the would-be successor to NAFTA that we introduced in a previous blog.  The ITC will investigate the potential impact of USMCA on the US economy and on specific industries and US consumers. The ITC will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 15, 2018 and […]

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Anti-dumping
CBP
NAFTA
Rulings

CBP Ruling: NAFTA Marking Rule vs. Substantial Transformation and Anti-Dumping Duties

The CBP recently issued a ruling explaining the applicability of NAFTA Marking Rule in light of Section 301 anti-dumping measures.  Specifically, the CBP doesn’t want us to confuse the two or think that shifting production from a country hit by anti-dumping duty to a NAFTA country (example, bringing your production or assembly from China to […]

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Mexico
NAFTA
USMCA

Out with NAFTA, in with USMCA: what’s new

The White House announced that the President has reached an accord with Mexico and Canada and the three parties will be rewriting the old NAFTA terms.  The new tripartite trade agreement will be known as the USMCA.  For the press release, click here. What will change? In a nutshell,  the agreement will focus on automotive, […]

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Global Trade
NAFTA

NAFTA Whitepaper from the USITC

A very helpful resource about NAFTA, the services in NAFTA and NAFTA metrics.    

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