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USMCA Text

Related Legal Instruments and Assessments

USMCA Protocol

Preamble

Chapter 1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions

Chapter 2. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods

- US Tariff Schedule (US Tariff Schedule Appendix 1)

- MX Tariff Schedule (​​MX Tariff Schedule Appendix 1)

- CA Tariff Schedule (CA Tariff Schedule Appendix 1)

Chapter 3. Agriculture

Chapter 4. Rules of Origin

Chapter 5. Origin Procedures

Chapter 6. Textiles and Apparel

Chapter 7. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation

Chapter 8. Recognition of Mexican Ownership of Hydrocarbons

Chatper 9. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Chapter 10. Trade Remedies

Chapter 11. Technical Barriers to Trade

Chapter 12. Sectoral Annexes

Chapter 13. Government Procurement

Chapter 14. Investment

Chapter 15. Cross-Border Trade in Services

Chapter 16. Temporary Entry

Chapter 17. Financial Services      

Chapter 18. Telecommunications

Chapter 19. Digital Trade

Chapter 20. Intellectual Property

Chapter 21. Competition Policy

Chapter 22. State-Owned Enterprises

Chapter 23. Labor

Chapter 24. Environment

Chapter 25. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Chapter 26. Competitiveness

Chapter 27. Anticorruption

Chapter 28. Good Regulatory Practices

Chapter 29. Publication and Administration

Chapter 30. Administrative and Institutional Provisions

Chapter 31. Dispute Settlement

Chapter 32. Exceptions and General Provisions

Chapter 33. Macroeconomic Policies and Exchange Rate Matters

Chapter 34. Final Provisions

Agreement Annexes

- Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Explanatory Note

- Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Mexico

- Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - United States

- Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Canada

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Explanatory Note

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Mexico

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - United States

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Canada

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures - Explanatory Note

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Confirming Measures - Mexico

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures - United States

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures - Canada

- Annex IV - SOEs Non-Conforming Activities

Side Letters

1. MX-US Side Letter on 232 Dispute Settlement

2. MX-US Side Letter on 232 Process

3. MX-US Side Letter on 232

4. MX-US Side Letter on Auto Safety Standards

5. MX-US Side Letter on Cheeses

6. MX-US Side Letter on Distilled Spirits

7. MX-US Side Letter on Prior Users

8. CA-US Side Letter on 232 Process

9. CA-US Side Letter on Wine

10. CA-US Side Letter on Natural Water Resources

11. CA-US Side Letter on Energy

12.  CA-US Side Letter on Research and Development Expenditures

13. Side Letter Text on 232 CA-US Response

14. Side Letter on the Ramsar Convention

15. Side Letter Regarding Article 23.6

16. Side Letter from Canada Regarding Deletion of Footnote 10 to Article 23.6

17. Environment Cooperation and Customs Verification Agreement


Domestic legislation and implementing actions:

Canada:

Statement on Ratification (April 3, 2020)

Bill C-4:
Royal Assent (March 13, 2020)
Third Reading (March 13, 2020)
First Reading (January 29, 2020)


Mexico:

Official Decree Replacing NAFTA with USMCA (June 29, 2020)


United States:

CBP/Treasury, Interim Rule, Implementation of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA) Uniform Regulations Regarding Rules of Origin (July 1, 2020)

U.S. CBP Implementing Instructions (June 30, 2020)
(CBP Interim Implementing Instructions Updated (June 16, 2020))
(CBP Interim Implementing Instructions Original (April 20, 2020))

Uniform Regulations, Rules of Origin (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex I) (June 3, 2020)

Uniform Regulations, Origin Procedures (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex I) (June 3, 2020)

USTR Notification to Congress, Canada, Mexico (April 24, 2020)

Public Law 116-113 (January 29, 2020)

Senate Vote (January 16, 2020)

House Vote (December 19, 2019)

Congressional Record - House (December 19, 2019)

House Ways and Means Committee Report (December 19, 2019)

S. 3052 (December 16, 2019)

H. R. 5430 (December 13, 2019)

Statement of Administrative Action (December 13, 2019)

Congressional Letters (May 30, 2019)

Draft Statement of Administration Action (May 30, 2019)

Dispute settlement:

Rules of Procedure for Article 10.12 (Binational Panel Reviews) (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex II) (July 2, 2020)

Rules of Procedure for Chapter 31 (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex III) (July 2, 2020)

Roster of Panelists for Chapter 31 Dispute Settlement Panels (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex IV) (July 2, 2020)

United States - Mexico Lists of Rapid Response Labor Panelists (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex V) (July 2, 2020)

Canada - Mexico Lists of Rapid Response Labor Panelists (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex VI) (July 2, 2020)

Mexico's List of Panelists for Chapter 10 (Trade Remedies) (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex VII) (July 2, 2020)

Canada/U.S.  List of Panelists for Chapter 10 (Trade Remedies) (see FTC Decision No. 1, para. 7)

Code of Conduct (FTC Decision No. 1, Annex III) (July 2, 2020)

Guidelines for Denial of Rights claims under the Canada-Mexico Facility-Specific Rapid Response Labour Mechanism (July 2, 2020)

USTR, U.S. Names Panelists for USMCA Enforcement (July 1, 2020)

USTR/DOL, U.S. Names Panelists for USMCA Labor Enforcement (July 1, 2020)

USTR Notice and Request for Comments: Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement, Procedural Guidelines for Petitions Pursuant to the USMCA (June 30, 2020)

Global Affairs Canada, Application for CUSMA (and other) Rosters (March 23, 2020)

USTR Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Dispute Settlement Rosters for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (March 19, 2020)

Labor

Executive Order on the Establishment of the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force Under Section 741 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (May 15, 2020)

Executive Order on the Establishment of the Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement Under Section 711 of the USMCA Implementation Act (April 28, 2020)

Environment

Interagency Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement (IECME) Members (May 27, 2020)

Executive Order on the Establishment of the Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement Under the USMCA Implementation Act (February 29, 2020)

Agreement on Environmental Cooperation among the Governments of Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States

Government economic assessments:


Global Affairs Canada, The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement: Economic Impact Assessment (February 2020)

Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate (December 16, 2019)

United States International Trade Commission,
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Likely Impact
on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors
(April 2019)

Miscellaneous:

Free Trade Commission Decision No. 1 (July 2, 2020)

Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Refined Sugar From Canada Under the USMCA (July 1, 2020)

Implementation of the USMCA Tariff Rate Quota for Imports of Sugar Containing Products of Canada (July 1, 2020)

Sugar for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (June 29, 2020)

Sugar-Containing Products for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (June 29, 2020)

Modification of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Regarding Reconciliation for Filing Post-Importation Claims Arising Under the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA) (July 1, 2020)

Interim Final Rule, High-Wage Components of the Labor Value Content Requirements under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (July 1, 2020)

White House Proclamation to Take Certain Actions Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act and for Other Purposes (June 29, 2020)

USTR Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respects to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter Thirteen of the USMCA (June 29, 2020)

IRS Announcement related to income tax treaty references to the NAFTA in light of its pending replacement by the USMCA (May 19, 2020)

Canadian Order Fixing the Date of Entry into Force (April 29, 2020)

USTR Procedures for the Submission of Petitions by North American Producers of Passenger Vehicles or Light Trucks To Use the Alternative Staging Regime for the USMCA Rules of Origin for Automotive Goods (April 21, 2020)

Direction to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (April 7, 2020)

USTR responds to Mexico on USMCA Implementation (December 17, 2019)

Protocol of Amendments (December 10, 2019)

 

USMCA November 30, 2018 Version (Original Signed Version)

USMCA Protocol

Preamble

Chapter 1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions

Chapter 2. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods

- US Tariff Schedule (US Tariff Schedule Appendix 1)

- MX Tariff Schedule (​​MX Tariff Schedule Appendix 1)

- CA Tariff Schedule (CA Tariff Schedule Appendix 1)

Chapter 3. Agriculture

Chapter 4. Rules of Origin

Chapter 5. Origin Procedures

Chapter 6. Textiles and Apparel

Chapter 7. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation

Chapter 8. Recognition of Mexican Ownership of Hydrocarbons

Chatper 9. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Chapter 10. Trade Remedies

Chapter 11. Technical Barriers to Trade

Chapter 12. Sectoral Annexes

Chapter 13. Government Procurement

Chapter 14. Investment

Chapter 15. Cross-Border Trade in Services

Chapter 16. Temporary Entry

Chapter 17. Financial Services      

Chapter 18. Telecommunications

Chapter 19. Digital Trade

Chapter 20. Intellectual Property

Chapter 21. Competition Policy

Chapter 22. State-Owned Enterprises

Chapter 23. Labor

Chapter 24. Environment

Chapter 25. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Chapter 26. Competitiveness

Chapter 27. Anticorruption

Chapter 28. Good Regulatory Practices

Chapter 29. Publication and Administration

Chapter 30. Administrative and Institutional Provisions

Chapter 31. Dispute Settlement

Chapter 32. Exceptions and General Provisions

Chapter 33. Macroeconomic Policies and Exchange Rate Matters

Chapter 34. Final Provisions

Agreement Annexes

- Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Explanatory Note

- Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Mexico

 - Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - United States

- Annex I Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Canada

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Explanatory Note

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Mexico

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - United States

- Annex II Investment and Services Non-Conforming Measures - Canada

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures - Explanatory Note

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Confirming Measures - Mexico

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures - United States

- Annex III - Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures - Canada

- Annex IV - SOEs Non-Conforming Activities

Side Letters

1. MX-US Side Letter on 232 Dispute Settlement

2. MX-US Side Letter on 232 Process

3. MX-US Side Letter on 232

4. MX-US Side Letter on Auto Safety Standards

5. MX-US Side Letter on Cheeses

6. MX-US Side Letter on Biologics

7. MX-US Side Letter on Distilled Spirits

8. MX-US Side Letter on Prior Users

9. CA-US Side Letter on 232 Process

10. CA-US Side Letter on Wine

11. CA-US Side Letter on Natural Water Resources

12. CA-US Side Letter on Energy

13.  CA-US Side Letter on Research and Development Expenditures

14. Side Letter Text on 232 CA-US Response

 

USMCA September 30, 2018 Version (Pre-Legal Scrub Version)

 
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