International Trade News

Customs Advisory Panel Joins Calls to Delay USMCA Implementation

April 16, 2020, 9:45 PM

An advisory panel for U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the latest group to ask Trump administration trade officials to delay the start date of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to allow the auto and other industries more time to prepare for a slew of new rules.

The Commercial Customs Advisory Committee says the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn make it difficult to meet these requirements before early next year. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has said the administration is targeting June 1 as the start date, which some in Congress and industry say is too soon.

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