Opportunity for non-governmental entities in Canada to submit requests to provide written views in the dispute concerning Automotive Rules of Origin

As per the requirement in Article 20.11 of the CUSMA Rules of Procedure for Chapter 31 (Dispute Settlement), this notice makes public the establishment of the panel and the opportunity for non-governmental entities in Canada to submit requests to provide written views in the dispute concerning Automotive Rules of Origin.

As per Article 20.1, a dispute settlement panel may, on application made by a non-governmental entity located in the territory of a disputing Party, within 20 days after the last panelist is appointed, grant leave to that entity to file written views that may assist the panel in evaluating the submissions and arguments of the disputing Parties.

An exact deadline for applications will be provided by the Panel.

An application for leave must fulfill the requirements listed in Article 20.2.

As per Article 20.3, any request for leave, whether successful or not, will be made available to the public.

Further details about the submission process are set out in Articles 20.3 to 20.10.

All requests for leave must be delivered to the CUSMA Secretariat, United States Section.

Mexico’s request to establish a panel is available on the TAS e-filing system. The notification of Canada to join the dispute as a complaining Party is on the website of Global Affairs Canada.


Opportunity for non-governmental entities in the United States to submit requests to provide written views in the dispute concerning Automotive Rules of Origin

A non-governmental entity seeking to file written views in this dispute shall file an application for leave by April 11, 2022. All applications for leave should be submitted to the U.S. Section of the Secretariat via the TAS E-filing System. Should you need assistance, please contact the U.S. Section of the Secretariat at TradeAgreementsSecretariat@trade.gov. Applicants should refer to the requirements in Article 20 of the USMCA Rules of Procedure for Chapter 31 (Dispute Settlement).

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