The International Trade Commission has instituted another investigation into the automotive rules of origin under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. This investigation will result in the second of five scheduled reports; the first can be found here.

In this investigation the ITC will examine the following.

- the economic impact of the USMCA automotive ROOs on U.S. gross domestic product; U.S. exports and imports; U.S. aggregate employment and employment opportunities; production, investment, use of productive facilities, and profit levels in the U.S. automotive industries and other pertinent industries; wages and employment of workers in the U.S. automotive sector; and the interests of U.S. consumers

- the operation of the ROOs and their effects on U.S. competitiveness with respect to production and trade in automotive goods, taking into account developments in technology, production processes, or other related matters

- whether the ROOs are relevant in light of technological changes in the U.S.

- other matters relevant to the economic impact of the ROOs, including prices, sales, inventories, patterns of demand, capital investment, obsolescence of equipment, and diversification of production in the U.S.

The ITC will hold a public hearing in connection with this investigation and accept written submissions for the record, but no dates have yet been provided. The ITC expects to submit its final report to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative no later than July 1, 2025.

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