WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 10:00 AM ET, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Interagency Committee for Trade in Automotive Goods (“Committee”) will hold a hearing to receive public comments about the operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with respect to trade in automotive goods. This hearing is part of USTR’s statutory biennial review of autos-related issues under the USMCA.
Witnesses will present direct testimony, which will be followed by questions from the Committee and USTR.
USTR and the Committee are conducting a review of the USMCA with respect to trade in automotive goods. This is the second of five biennial reviews mandated under the USMCA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 116-113). As part of the review, USTR and the Committee published a formal notice soliciting public input on the actions automotive companies are taking to comply with the automotive rules of origin under the USMCA. The notice also requested comment on the enforcement of the USMCA’s automotive rules of origin and other relevant matters. Finally, USTR and the Committee invited the public to provide views on whether the USMCA automotive rules of origin remain effective in light of new vehicle technologies, such as clean-energy vehicles, as well as changes to the character of automotive goods and processes by which autos and auto parts are produced. The February 7, 2024, hearing is an opportunity to receive additional public input.
The public input received can be viewed on the Regulations.gov online portal under docket USTR-2023-0013.
No later than July 1, 2024, USTR will submit the results of its review to Congress and will publish its report on https://www.ustr.gov/.
The results of USTR’s first review were published in 2022 and can be viewed on the USTR website.
WHO: USTR Officials and the Interagency Committee for
Trade in Automotive Goods
WHAT: Virtual hearing regarding the operation of the
USMCA with respect to trade in automotive goods.
WHEN: 10:00 AM EST
WHERE: Live streamed at ustr.gov/live