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Nearly 60 House members press USTR to raise de minimis levels in NAFTA 2.0

April 13, 2018 at 1:44 PM
Fifty-nine House members are calling on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to raise de minimis levels in a retooled North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing that doing so is “critical” for the modernization of the pact. “Chief among our renegotiation priorities should be to streamline customs procedures by obtaining commitments from Canada and Mexico to raise their de minimis levels and improve informal clearance procedures,” the lawmakers wrote in an April 10 letter to Lighthizer. “Simplifying, modernizing, and expediting customs...

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