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DOC/ITA RIN: 0625-AB20 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Procedures and Rules for Article 10.12 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 

On December 9, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published an interim final rule updating its regulations pertaining to the procedures and rules related to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (19 CFR part 356) with appropriate references to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which went into effect on July 1, 2020.  Article 10.12 of Chapter 10 of the USMCA, like NAFTA Article 1904, provides a dispute settlement mechanism for purposes of reviewing antidumping duty and countervailing duty determinations issued by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  The procedures and rules for binational panel review of antidumping and countervailing duty administrative determinations under Article 10.12 of Chapter 10 of the USMCA are virtually unchanged from Article 1904 of NAFTA. In its interim final rule, Commerce amended 19 CFR part 356 to replace references to Article 1904 of NAFTA with references to Article 10.12 of the USMCA; to update outdated cross-references to Commerce’s antidumping and countervailing duty regulations (19 CFR part 351); update outdated service and protective order procedures; and adopt other minor changes.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 356   
Legal Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1516a    19 U.S.C. 1677f(f), unless otherwise noted   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/09/2021  86 FR 70045   
Interim Final Rule Effective  12/09/2021 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  01/10/2022 
Final Action  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nikki Kalbing
Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
1401 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-4343