On July 1, 2020, the US Department of Labor published in the Federal Register an interim final rule (IFR) issuing regulations necessary to administer the high-wage components of the labor value content requirements as set forth in section 202A of that United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (the “Act”). The interim final rule is effective on July 1, 2020. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by August 31, 2020.
On July 1, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule [USCBP-2020-0036; CBP Dec. 20-11], which amends the CBP regulations to implement the rules of origin provisions for preferential tariff treatment of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA).
On July 1, 2020, the Federal Register published Presidential Proclamation 10053 of June 29, 2020 To Take Certain Actions Under the United States-Mexico–Canada Agreement Implementation Act and for Other Purposes.
The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force on July 1, 2020, and the US International Trade Commission (USITC) has updated the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to reflect USMCA-related and other revisions. The text of the most recent HTS and the accompanying duty rates are available on the USITC website at https://hts.usitc.gov/current.
On July 1, 2020, the Bureau of Census announced that the Schedule B, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), and HTS Codes That Are Not Valid for AES tables have been updated to accept the changes to the July 1, 2020 codes. AES will accept shipments with outdated codes during a grace period for 30 days beyond the expiration date of June 30, 2020. Reporting an outdated code after the 30-day grace period will result in a fatal error.
On July 1, 2020, CBP issued CSMS #43227909 – Drawback: USMCA Interim Guidance, see https://content.govdelivery.