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Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): USMCA Remains On Target

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): USMCA Remains On Target

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) remains on target for implementation this Summer. The governments of all three nations are planning on full implementation on July 1st and so it is important for all importers and exporters are ready for it.

The major changes are with the Automotive Trade in which they are looking to revise the rules to require additional North American content. Under NAFTA, in order to qualify for duty-free treatment producers would have to have 62.5% of the vehicle’s parts made in North America. Under USMCA, that is upped to 75%.

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Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): New General Manufacturing Ruling

Letter From CEO (Jamie Rodgers): New General Manufacturing Ruling

This week Customs released something that has been long-anticipated by the JM Rodgers and the drawback community: a General Manufacturing ruling. Prior to the implementation of TFTEA last February, there was a long-standing general ruling called TD 81-300 that was widely used to simplify the ruling process. Unfortunately, due to the new substitution rules in TFTEA, it was invalidated. Since then, not having the general ruling has been a major point of contention between trade and Customs, and a new draft has been subject to some delay. 

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