5 08, 2020

USMCA and Chapter 84, What You Need to Know

2020-09-11T15:35:31-05:00August 5, 2020|News & Publications, USMCA|

By: Jim Holbein, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

USMCA entry into force

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on July 1, 2020.  The new agreement is similar to NAFTA in many respects, and the commitments that pertain specifically to machinery, equipment and computers in Chapter 84 have not changed very much, with the exception of the rules

5 08, 2020

USMCA Chapter 25 – Call to Action

2020-09-11T15:35:38-05:00August 5, 2020|News & Publications, USMCA|

By: S. George Alfonso, Of Counsel, Braumiller Law Group

The enactment of the “United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement” (“USMCA”) on July 1st, 2020, heralded the first new tri-lateral trade agreement since the enactment of its predecessor, NAFTA in 1994.

Chapter 25 and the Newly Established Open Lines of Communication:

One of the most progressive and imaginative Chapters of the USMCA, which

15 06, 2020

USMCA –Key Changes to NAFTA and Preparing for Implementation

2020-06-15T22:40:16-05:00June 15, 2020|USMCA|

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner and Devin Sefton, Senior Associate Attorney, Braumiller Law Group

The United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) is currently slated to take effect beginning on July 1, 2020.  A review of the text of the USMCA reveals that USMCA retains many elements of the North American Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), while displacing others with new or enhanced

4 06, 2019

USMCA Update – Just when we thought we had a deal…

2019-06-04T18:11:08-05:00June 4, 2019|News & Publications, USMCA|

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder, Braumiller Law Group

Many are wondering whether the updated NAFTA is going to make it. By make it, of course, we mean ratification of the agreement so that it may replace NAFTA. More and more, it seems that the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” is a misnomer because the only agreement we are seeing is

8 10, 2018

New NAFTA: Who ‘dis?

2018-10-08T17:20:37-05:00October 8, 2018|Canada, Mexico, NAFTA, USMCA|

By Megan Mohler, BLG Fall Associate NAFTA is out. USMCA is in. Just before the September 30 deadline to submit the full text of the new US-MX trade pact to Congress, Canada was able to agree to updated terms and sign on to the deal, narrowly preserving the tri-lateral trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. […]

7 10, 2018

Does NAFTA 2.0 Modernization Mean More Opportunity for Fraud?

2018-10-07T15:36:06-05:00October 7, 2018|Canada, Mexico, NAFTA, USMCA|

By Adrienne Braumiller, Partner & Founder Braumiller Law Group Many new technologies have erupted in the last 24 years, so sure, NAFTA was due for an update. Ecommerce has certainly also sparked the need for a facelift.  But modernized provisions for certification of origin (which is how countries determine which shipments qualify for duty-free status) may lead to more forgery […]

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