Labor Provisions in the USMCA
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which takes effect July 1, reflects significant changes to the labor provisions in U.S. free trade agreements and adds several new mechanisms. For example, the USMCA allows on-site verification visits in all three parties and establishes a new rapid response mechanism to ensure a speedy response to labor violation allegations. The USMCA implementing bill also establishes a new U.S. Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement, which was created in April. This webinar explains the labor-related changes in the USMCA and what impact they may have on companies doing business in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
- USMCA textual changes
- implementing legislation changes
- the labor board, the task force, and the rapid response mechanism
- verification process
- remedy options for violations
NICOLE BIVENS COLLINSON leads the International Trade and Government relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C., office. She is also a member of the Firm's Operating Committee. Ms. Collinson has over 25 years of experience in government, public affairs and lobbying and has appeared on MSNBC and NPR several times discussing trade issues. She has drafted and guided the successful implementation of several pieces of key international trade legislation positively affecting the bottom line of many U.S. companies.
DAVID THOMAS is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office. He advises clients on federal legislative, regulatory, and international trade and investment issues and advocates for their interests in the policymaking process. He also assists clients on issues related to customs rules, policies, and procedures.