Comment Deadline for CBP Proposed Rule on USMCA Origin Extended to Sept. 7

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in an Aug. 5 Federal Register notice that it has extended the comment period for its proposed rule regarding non-preferential origin determinations for merchandise imported from Canada or Mexico.

The agency published the proposed rule on July 6 with an initial deadline for comments of Aug. 5.

NCBFAA encourages the trade community to support the USMCA rulemaking expanding streamlined tariff shift rules in place of the case-by-case substantial transformation test for origin determinations.

The association in late July filed comments developed by Customs Counsel Lenny Feldman in support of Customs and Border Protection’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing the continuity of the hierarchy, including the tariff-based rules of origin, found in 19 C.F.R. Part 102 and to expand their application to all non-preferential origin determinations for goods imported from Canada and Mexico. We encourage our member associations and companies, as well as our importer and exporter customers, to complete and send this template via the Federal eRulemaking Portal by Sept. 7.

More information about recent USMCA implementation activities and impacts may be found here in this July 27 Senate Finance Committee hearing summary by our Legislative Representative Whitmer & Worrall.