On April 24, 2020, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that Mexico and Canada had taken the necessary additional measures to comply with their commitments under the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S. also notified the governments of Mexico and Canada that the U.S. had completed its domestic procedures to implement the USMCA. Mexico and Canada had previously issued these notifications. Under the USMCA, the agreement becomes effective and replaces NAFTA on the first date of the third month after the last party’s notification. Since the U.S.’s notification on April 24 was the last notification required, the USMCA will enter into force and become effective July 1, 2020.
Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain team will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates as new information on USMCA becomes available.