On Monday, April 20, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) 42429822 announcing the “Interim Implementation Instructions” for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The entry into force date for the USMCA has not been announced, but by law it is supposed to be the first day of the third month subsequent to the last country certifying their preparation. CSMS Message 42429822 provides links to several pieces of information to help importers prepare for the USMCA. The release states, “These instructions are for advance informational and advisory purposes only. They are not final and are subject to further revision.”
The USMCA Interim Implementation Instructions
The USMCA Implementation Act (Public Law No: 116-113)
The USMCA, Final Text
Until the USMCA enters into force, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) remains in effect.
For more information, please contact your local Noatum Logistics USA (Formerly MIQ Logistics) representative.