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Administration backs fix of USMCA merchandise processing fee provision

June 24, 2020 at 11:36 AM
The Trump administration supports a proposed “technical correction” to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada implementing bill’s language on merchandise processing fee refunds, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said last week. According to the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, the MPF under USMCA is “not refundable, due to a technical error during drafting” of the implementing bill. “This has the potential to cost suppliers millions of dollars during an already difficult transition time,” MEMA said in a June 23 statement urging its member companies...

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