On May 18, the United States Trade Representative requested the U.S. International Trade Commission provide certain advice and an assessment with respect to the effects of providing duty-free treatment for imports of products from Canada and Mexico.

  • The schedule for this action is:
    • June 13, 2017: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements.
    • June 20, 2017: Public hearing at the Commission in Washington, D.C. beginning at 9:30 am.
    • June 26, 2017: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and submissions, as well as all other written statements.
    • August 16, 2017: Transmittal of the Commission’s report to the USTR.

On May 23, the USTR announced it was seeking public comments on matters relevant to the modernization of NAFTA in order to inform the development of U.S. negotiating positions.

  • The schedule for this action is:
    • June 12, 2017:
      • Deadline for companies wishing to testify at the hearing to provide written notification and a summary of their testimony; and
      • Deadline for written comments.
    • June 27, 2017:
      • Public hearing at the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. beginning at 9 am.