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U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA)

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The U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a trade agreement between the named parties.  The USMCA replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a USMCA Center to serve as a one stop shop for information concerning the USMCA. The USMCA Center coordinates CBP’s implementation of the USMCA Agreement, ensuring a smooth transition with consistent and comprehensive guidance to our internal and external stakeholders.

USMCA Resource Center and Automotive Certification Portal


Entry-into Force

  • The USMCA entered into force on July 1, 2020. NAFTA preferential treatment cannot be claimed on July 1, 2020 or afterwards.
  • For merchandise entered into commerce on or before June 30, 2020, NAFTA rules will continue to apply.
  • CSMS #45309245 - USMCA - Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 & End of Restrained Enforcement - On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 [H.R.133 – 116th Congress (2019-2020)] was signed into law. The Act contains technical corrections for the USMCA, including on merchandise processing fee refunds for post-entry claims (including for 520(d) and reconciliation claims) and on foreign trade zones.  These technical corrections are retroactive to July 1, 2020. 


Uniform Regulations, General Note,  and Implementation Instructions - Final (as of June 30, 2020)

On April 20, 2020, CBP published interim implementing instructions. These interim implementing instruction have been subsequently updated to reflect the published uniform regulations and General Note 11.  


  Compliance Guidance

  • CBP will use this webpage to post informational links, compliance guidance materials, points of contact, and Frequently Asked Questions.  Additional guidance on USMCA compliance for the trade community will be posted here as developed. This webpage will be continually updated.
  • CBP has recorded a webinar regarding USMCA compliance for the private sector.  Please visit CBP’s Trade Outreach via Webinar webpage for more information.
  • CBP urges the import/export community to monitor, the Cargo System Messaging Service, and @CBPTradeGov on Twitter for updates on USMCA implementation dates; regulatory drafting; Frequently Asked Questions and other compliance resources.
  • The USMCA contains provisions relating to the prohibition of the importation of goods sourced from forced labor. For additional information on CBP’s enforcement against this prohibition, please visit our Forced Labor webpage.


For CBP related questions on USMCA, please contact the offices listed below for assistance:



Priority Trade Issues/Trade Agreements Information

CBP Importing Information

AskCBP at and CBP Help Desk at 1-877-CBP-5511 /

Status on Trade Negotiations including Updated Status

U.S. Trade Representative (

ACE Entry Filing Problems/Rejects

Your assigned ACE client representative

CBP Entry-specific Inquiries

Contact the Import Specialist Team at your assigned Center of Excellence of Expertise at


U.S. Department of Commerce (


Email the Quota Branch at

Trade Agreements Inquiries

Email the Trade Agreements Branch at

Textiles Inquiries

Email the Textiles and Wearing Apparel Branch at 

To schedule USMCA informational briefings for trade associations, industry groups, and other trade groups.


USMCA Center

If the resources listed above cannot answer your inquiry, please contact


Additional Resources

U.S. – Mexico - Canada (USMCA) Frequently Asked Questions

USMCA Videos

All USMCA Videos


Introduction to USMCA

This video will introduce you to the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement.


The Differences Between NAFTA and USMCA

This video will give you a close look into some of the differences between NAFTA and the USMCA.


How to Make a USMCA Claim

This video walks you through the claim process.


New Auto Rules

This video will introduce you to the new requirements for the automotive rules of origin, for producers and importers.


Changes for the Textile and Wearing Apparel Industries 

This video will discuss the resultant changes for the textiles and wearing apparel industries under the Agreement’s requirements.  


The Verification Process

This video will discuss how CBP may conduct a verification to determine whether a good entered with a claim for preferential treatment under the USMCA qualifies as originating.