Department Of Homeland Security North American Free Trade Agreement

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Membership of the U.S. Competitiveness Strategy (NASCO), made up of industry, government and science from across North America, would like to congratulate the three North American nations on the entry into force of the USMCA/ CUSMA/ T-MEC! This agreement will benefit all North Americans and ensure our continent`s competitiveness and dominance in the global marketplace for years to come. This paper proposes to amend U.S. Customs and Border Management (CBP) regulations by modernizing rules for customs brokers to coincide with the development of CBP`s business initiatives, including the Automated Business Environment (ACE) and the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). In particular, CBP proposes that all… For more information on the agreement, compliance guidelines and implementation efforts, visit the Agency`s USMCA website. Applications for the USMCA Center can be directed to USMCA@cbp.dhs.gov. Market access: retains duty-free access to the Mexican market for all merchandise exports to the United States. For Canada, current duty-free access for almost all U.S. products and removes some remaining barriers to U.S.

milk and poultry exports. It also prohibits restrictions on the importation of recycled products. NASCO has always worked hard to advance North America and we are more committed than ever to our goals and partnerships. We look forward to playing our part in turning the new agreement into a positive, lasting and tangible outcome for our continent. The USMCA modernizes trade rules in North America with the most modern provisions in the following areas: U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the border protection unit within the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for managing, controlling and protecting our nation`s borders on and between official ports of entry. CBP is responsible for securing U.S. borders while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating legitimate trade and travel. The USMCA is a new trade agreement that modernizes some of the provisions of NAFTA and reflects the evolution of technology and the supply chain of the 21st century. The USMCA calls for new approaches to rules of origin, access to agricultural markets, digital trade and financial services, while protecting the rights of workers in key industries and strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights.

The USMCA Center is made up of CBP experts in the operational disciplines, legal and auditing, as well as virtual representatives of Canadian and Mexican customs authorities, and is a cornerstone of CBP`s USMCA implementation plan and will serve as a central communication hub for CBP and the private community, including traders, brokers, carriers and producers, to ensure a smooth and effective transition between the North American Free Trade Agreement and the USMCA.