U.S. International Trade Commission seeking input on USMCA economic impact

NAFEM members interested in sharing feedback on how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will impact their businesses are invited to provide information no later than Dec. 20. The U.S. Trade Representative has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to investigate and prepare a report on the impact of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the U.S. economy as a whole, as well as on individual economic sections and U.S. consumers.

USITC is the federal agency tasked with gathering and analyzing trade data and trade-policy information. Its reports are provided to the President and Congress. Following are the key deadlines and for USITC’s USMCA report. More information is available here.

  • Oct. 29: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing
  • Oct. 30: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements
  • Nov. 15 and continuing November 16 if necessary: Public hearing
  • Nov. 23: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs
  • Dec. 20: Written submissions from the public
  • Transmittal of Commission report to the President and Congress: No later than 105 days after the President enters into the agreement.