Do you ship to Canada and Mexico?  Effective July 1, 2020 the  U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

USMCA will modernize certain NAFTA provisions, reflecting developments in technology and 21st Century supply chains. USMCA calls for new approaches to rules of origin, agricultural market access, digital trade, and financial services while protecting the labor rights of workers in key industries, and strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is actively working to prepare for the implementation of USMCA by launching the online USMCA Center. The website will host informational links, compliance guidance materials, points of contact and FAQs. USMCA uniform regulations and the USMCA General Note 11 are pending publication but the trade community can expect them, along with any other guidelines to be posted as information becomes available.

Additional compliance guidance will also be delivered through webinars hosted by CBP. For a list of pending webinars, please visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trade Outreach via Webinar.

For more information, U.S. Customs and Border Protection urges all importers and exporters to monitor CBP.gov/Trade, the Cargo System Messaging Service, and @CBPTradeGov on Twitter for updates on USMCA implementation dates; regulatory drafting; Frequently Asked Questions and other compliance resources in the coming months.

Press Release: CBP Launches the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to Coordinate Implementation of USMCA

With so many International regulations changing, shippers of all sizes need to seek assistance from industry experts to design smart and sustainable solutions to optimize their transportation spend. Mitigate your risk by implementing AFS Parcel Cost Management and Engineered Solutions. Our Analytics and International specialists can analyze your supply chain and work on your behalf with FedEx, UPS and DHL, to prepare your business for the impact of USMCA.

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