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SEM Submission Form

SEM Submission Form

This form guides you on how to prepare a Submission on Enforcement Matters (SEM) under Article 24.27 of the new USMCA/CUSMA Trade Agreement, effective July 1, 2020.

The SEM procedures are similar to the procedures contained in the North American Agreement for Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), but there are some differences of which Submitters should be aware.

The NAAEC procedures in Articles 14 and 15 no longer apply to new submissions filed on or after July 1, 2020.

 

SEM Submission Form
Online Fillable Form

Online Fillable Form

Before you start to fill this form, please have on hand the following data: X, Y, Z. We could add a link to a downloadable file with instructions.

  • Part I - Identification
  • Part II - Representative(s)
  • Part III - Your Submission
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Part I - Identification

Important: If your submission is incomplete, you will receive a determination according to Article 24.27(3) of the Agreement detailing the missing information, in which case, you will need to resubmit your submission. You may use this form again as well.

Personal Information

Please check the applicable box as to whether you are requesting the Secretariat to safeguard from public disclosure any information which could identify you a Submitter. If you would like your identity to remain confidential, please check the box that applies to you. For individuals filing a submission, the Secretariat will automatically not make public your contact information.
Personal Information

Identification of the Person of a Party filing the submission.

Submitter(s)

A. INDIVIDUAL

Fill this section if you are an individual. If you are an enterprise, choose option B.
Name
Name
First
Last
The country or countries of which you are a citizen or a permanent resident. This is important as you need be a national as defined in the Agreement in order to file a submission.
Your address (street address, city, state/province/territory, zip/postal code).
Include your country code and area code (include extension number, if applicable).

B. Enterprise

Fill this section if you are an enterprise of a Party, including a NGO. Enterprise means an entity constituted or organized under applicable law, whether or not for profit, and whether privately owned or governmentally owned or controlled, including a corporation, trust, partnership, sole proprietorship, joint venture, association or similar organization;
The name of your organization
Represented by:
Represented by:
First
Last
Place of incorporation, date and registration number of your organization. Please note that your organization needs to be legally constituted or organized under the applicable laws of Canada, Mexico or the United States.
The address of your organization (street address, city, state/province/territory, zip/postal code).
The telephone number of your organization, including your country code and area code (include extension number, if applicable).
The email of the main contact for organization. The Secretariat will use this email to communicate on updates and other relevant information. You may include more than one email.