USTR Launches Review of Trade in Automotive Goods Under the USMCA

November 29, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) last week announced the launch of a statutory review of the operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with respect to trade in automotive goods.  As part of its review, USTR seeks public comments and will convene a public hearing to receive input from interested stakeholders.  This is the second of five biennial reviews USTR will conduct, as required under the USMCA Implementation Act (P.L. 116-113).   

As explained in a formal notice, USTR and the Interagency Committee on Trade in Automotive Goods are seeking public input on the actions automotive companies are taking to comply with the automotive rules of origin under the USMCA.  Interested parties may also comment on the enforcement of the USMCA’s automotive rules of origin and other relevant matters.  Finally, the public is invited to provide views on whether the USMCA automotive rules of origin remain effective in light of new vehicle technologies, such a clean-energy vehicles, as well as changes to the character of automotive goods and processes by which autos and auto parts are produced. 

The public is invited to submit comments via the online portal through January 17, 2024.   The public is also invited to participate in a virtual hearing that will take place on February 7, 2024.   

No later than July 1, 2024, USTR will submit the results of its review to Congress and will publish its report on

The results of USTR’s first review was published in 2022 and can be viewed on the USTR website