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USTR request for comments; hearing on negotiations for modernizing NAFTA

Request for comments; hearing on NAFTA

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice requesting comments and announcing a June 2017 public hearing on negotiation objectives regarding modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.

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Last week, letters were sent to Congress as notification of the administration’s intention to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico about modernizing NAFTA. Read TaxNewsFlash-Trade & Customs

 

Today’s USTR notice [PDF 213 KB] indicates a list of areas for possible trade negotiations, and the USTR is seeking comments on matters relevant to the modernization of NAFTA in order to inform development of U.S. negotiation positions.

In order to testify at the hearing, written notification and a summary of testimony must be received by Monday, June 12, 2017. Written comments are also due by Monday, June 12, 2017. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

 

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 | asiciliano@kpmg.com

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