USMCA (T-MEC)

Effective July 1, 2020, the USMCA trade agreement officially replaced NAFTA as the trilateral free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Whether the manufacturer of importer is located in the U.S. (USMCA), Canada (CUSMA), or Mexico (T-MEC), the automotive industry as a whole has been significantly affected by dramatic rule changes, including an increase in overall value content requirements, the introduction of the Labor Value Content (LVC) requirements, and new categories and requirements for the qualification of automotive parts.

AIAG's USMCA training is the ONLY industry developed and endorsed training of its kind. Developed at AIAG by OEMs, suppliers, and industry international free trade subject matter experts for automotive trade compliance practitioners and working managers, these comprehensive, highly interactive, are offered in a Live Virtual format, in both English and Spanish.

Given AIAG's long history of supporting automotive suppliers with training on NAFTA and AALA, the new USMCA training that we have prepared offers a great opportunity for suppliers to continue this relationship with AIAG and hopefully paves the way for consistent application of the USMCA rules across the entire auto industry.

Marc Sunday, L.C.B., Origin Manager | Ford Motor Company

Over the years, Honda has been a big supporter of AIAG’s Supplier Content Reporting class and has sent multiple associates to the training. The newly developed USMCA course comprises the same high quality material and delivery. The instructors are knowledgeable and work through several examples which help solidify one’s understanding. The virtual format of Adobe Connect is also interactive and keeps participants engaged. We have plans to send all staff members involved in local content reporting and FTA analysis to this training.

Allison J. Neumann, Senior Manager, Trade Services | American Honda Motor Company
USMCA Trade

The new AIAG USMCA training includes the following:

  • An in-depth review of the new rules of origin, complete with industry-relevant examples.
  • An in-depth review of the Core, Principal, and Complementary Tables for Passenger Vehicles, Light and Heavy Trucks, and how to identify when to use the tables, and how to calculate regional value content.
  • A step-by-step qualification processes to qualify your good(s) as eligible.
  • An in-depth review of specific terms, complete with examples (e.g., de minimis, intermediate goods, averaging, etc.).
  • Origin Certification: Required data elements; industry-developed solicitation template.
  • A comprehensive handbook (the AIAG Supplier Content Reporting Requirements Workbook) which will serve as a handy future reference guide, including detailed qualification examples.

Note: The new USMCA Content Reporting course replaces the previous AIAG NAFTA Content Reporting course and will be taught in a similar format and manner – virtually!

Well presented! Excellent examples! The 2 days went very fast. A must for every supplier who qualifies their product under the USMCA.

Karin Muller, Director, Trade Compliance & Governance | Magna International

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The new USMCA Content Reporting course – developed by OEM, supplier, and free trade agreement experts – is an in-depth, comprehensive training geared toward automotive trade compliance practitioners and working managers.


Developed by volunteers from OEMs, heavy truck manufacturers, and Tier 1 suppliers – along with guidance from trade compliance experts – this 1-day course offers a moderately condensed version of our original 2-day USMCA training.


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This comprehensive and trusted resource for trade compliance professionals throughout North America provides a thorough understanding of all changes from NAFTA to USMCA, including the elimination of tracing, proper application of the Rules of Origin, and the introduction of completely new concepts such as Labor Value Content (LVC) requirements.

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USMCA FAQ

Looking for some specific, industry-based answers to commonly asked questions about USMCA? Look no further than the new FAQ document – with direct input from AIAG members involved with the USMCA industry work group! Be sure to check back often for updates to this helpful compilation of questions and answers.

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