The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into force on July 1, 2020, leaving various industries—especially automotive—grappling with the nuances of the new rules and planning for the practical impacts. The auto rules of origin and the labor rules are among the most publicized and debated aspects of USMCA, but there are numerous other provisions, such as new chapters on anti-corruption and environment, that need to be factored into business plans to avoid compliance challenges. Moreover, there are important considerations to take into account vis-à-vis the interpretation and application of the law by the United States and Mexican governments.

Please join Mayer Brown and Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa for a virtual roundtable discussion delving into the important changes and challenges under USMCA from the perspectives of Washington DC and Mexico-based practitioners. Topics of discussion include:

  • The auto rules of origin under the USMCA, focusing on implications and opportunities;
  • Insights into Mexican labor reform and the interplay with USMCA’s new rapid response labor enforcement mechanism;
  • Anti-corruption, environment and other key provisions of USMCA, and managing related risks; and
  • Interpretations of the law in the United States and Mexico and how this may shape enforcement in each country.

To obtain a copy of the presentation slides, please send us an email.