The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule relating to the temporary entry of Canadian and Mexican citizen business persons into the United States. The final rule replaces references to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with references to the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA).
The USMCA superseded NAFTA and its related provisions on July 1, 2020. Chapter 16 of the USMCA “generally maintains the same treatment as provided under NAFTA with respect to the temporary entry of Canadian and Mexican citizen business persons,” DHS said. The final rule “makes other minor, non-substantive conforming amendments and stylistic changes and corrects typographical errors.”