Further to the update of July 2, Global Affairs Canada has advised of further regulations that have been implemented related to CUSMA, which went into effect on July 1, 2020.

The three new regulations are as follows.

  • Decision No. 1 of the Free Trade Commission addresses uniform regulations, lists and rosters of panelists, and rules of procedures and code of conduct for panelists, which was signed by both the U.S. and Mexico on July 1, and by Canada on July 2.
  • CUSMA and small and medium-sized enterprises, provides information on exporting for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)
  • GBA+ of the CUSMA.
    GBA+ is the abbreviation for Gender-Based Analysis Plus. GBA+ is an analytical tool used by the Government of Canada to understand how diverse groups of women, men and non-binary people across Canada may be affected by domestic and international policies, programs, initiatives, organizations and activities. The GBA+ conducted on CUSMA was the first chapter-by-chapter GBA+ conducted on a concluded comprehensive free trade agreement.

The red bar below is the link to the Global Affairs Canada CUSMA website homepage which contains more information on the agreement and the CUSMA homepage has links to the enabling regulations which Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) continue to update regularly. The website also provides Global Affairs contact information should companies have questions on the agreement.