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RVIA Offers Trade Agreement Resource Hub

In response to the new North American trade agreement that took effect on July 1, the RV Industry Association has assembled a comprehensive list of resources that would be of use to its members.

On July 1, 2020, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took effect, replacing the 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Below are a number of resources to help RV companies navigate the new agreement.

Several agencies have released guides and information on USMCA implementation:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Releases USMCA Final Implementation Instructions: On July 1, 2020, CBP released Final Implementation Instructions on the USMCA (updating the version released on June 16).

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Interim Final Rule on USMCA Automotive Labor Value Content Requirements: On July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor released an interim final rule providing the regulations necessary to implement and administer the high-wage components of the Labor Value Content requirements in the USMCA and the USMCA Implementation Act. The rule provides guidance to producers of motor vehicles covered by the USMCA, describing criteria required to qualify for preferential tariffs under the agreement. Public comments on the interim final rule are due by Aug. 31.

United States Trade Representative (USTR) Releases Proposed Procedures for USMCA Labor Complaint Submissions: On June 30, USTR released proposed procedures (on behalf of the Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement) for submissions by the public of information regarding potential failures of Canada or Mexico to implement their labor obligations under the USMCA. Public comments on the proposed procedures are due by Aug. 15.

Additional USMCA resources:

USMCA Uniform Regulations:

Chapter 4 (Rules of Origin) and Related Provisions in Chapter 6 (Textile and Apparel Goods)

Chapter 5 (Origin Procedures), Chapter 6 (Textile and Apparel Goods) and Chapter 7 (Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation

CBP USMCA landing page, with additional USMCA links and resources

United States-Mexico-Canada Implementation Act

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