Key USMCA Upgrades from the NAFTA Covering Trade in Autos and Auto Parts


Article 4.10: Automotive Goods

The Appendix to Annex 4-B (Product-Specific Rules of Origin) includes additional provisions that apply to automotive goods.


Appendix A to part 182 provides the definitions that are applicable to automotive goods, the regional value content requirements specific to automotive goods, the steel and aluminum purchase requirement, the labor value content requirements, as well as the regional value content requirements for core parts, principal parts, and complementary parts.

In addition to the rules of origin requirements, a passenger vehicle, light truck, or heavy truck is originating only if, during the time-period specified (Section 17(7) of the Appendix to 19 CFR 182), at least seventy percent of a vehicle producer’s purchases of steel and aluminum, by value, in the territories of the USMCA countries are originating. Producers are required to certify their corporate purchases of steel and aluminum. Furthermore, a passenger vehicle, light truck, or heavy truck is originating only if the vehicle producer certifies and can demonstrate that its production meets the applicable labor value content requirement.

For more information, see Part VI of the Appendix to the 19 CFR 182 – Automotive Goods.



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