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CUSMA (NAFTA 2) & Trucking Updates

June 5, 2020

CUSMA (NAFTA 2)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has updated its web page on the Canada-United States-Mexico (CUSMA) agreement.  GAC is reporting that trilateral discussions on the "rules of origin" and "origin procedure" concluded on June 3.  The GAC webpage contains a link to the new draft regulations on the U.S. Trade Representative's website.  

The link to the updated GAC webpage can be found at https://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/cusma-aceum/index.aspx?lang=eng

FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has provided information on the new U.S. HOS Regulations which were published in the Federal Register on June 1 and will come into effect on September 29.  The CTA notice, summarizing the main provisions can be found at
http://cantruck.ca/fmcsa-updated-hours-of-service-regulations-take-effect-sept-29/
   
Transport Worker Safety Guiding Principles
The federal and provincial Transport Ministers met electronically on June 2 and agreed on guidelines for promoting safe practices for transport workers and for passengers in all modes of transport.  The guiding principles that the ministers announced are designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in those situations where the recommended physical distancing is not possible.  

The Transport Canada news release providing further detail can be found at the red bar below.

Transport Canada - Transport Worker Safety Guiding Principles

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