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CUSMA Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations

July 9, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice 20-22 to advise of amendments to existing regulations and new regulations for the CUSMA agreement.

For the implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the CBSA proposes the following new regulations and regulatory amendments, which will come into effect as of the date of entry into force of the CUSMA, scheduled for July 1, 2020.

Please note that further implementation information on the CUSMA is available in Customs Notice 20-14, Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

Uniform Regulations as defined in Article?5.16 of Chapter?5 of the CUSMA, regarding the interpretation, application, and administration of Chapter?5 (Origin Procedures), Chapter?6 (Textile and Apparel Goods) and Chapter?7 (Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation), hereinafter referred to as the “Uniform Regulations”, have been adopted and are situated within CBSA’s Departmental Memoranda Series under D11-4-34, Uniform Regulations – Chapters Five, Six, and Seven of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

CBSA has advised that the Uniform Regulations are the same for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Global Affairs Canada’s website directs readers to regulations posted on the U.S. site – Office of the United States Trade Representative.

The new regulations and regulatory amendments announced in this Customs Notice will be made in accordance with paragraph?167.1(b) of the Customs Act.

Regulatory Amendments Made Pursuant to the Customs Act

Certification of Origin of Goods Exported to a Free Trade Partner Regulations

Exporters’ and Producers’ Records Regulations

Free Trade Agreement Advance Rulings Regulations

Refund of Duties Regulations

Proof of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations

Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations

New Regulations
CUSMA Verification of Origin Regulations

View Customs Notice CN20-22 for complete details and information on the specific individual amendments to each regulation.

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) text of the agreement is available on Global Affairs Canada website here.