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Canada-Mexico-United States (USMCA)
 
  Renegotiation of the Agreement
   

On May 18, 2017, the Government of the United States notified the U.S. Congress its intention to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding the modernization of NAFTA.

The U.S. released a summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA on July 17, 2017. The U.S. objectives include deficit reduction, adding a digital economy chapter and incorporating and strengthening labor and environment obligations that are currently in NAFTA side agreements.

Canada, Mexico and the United States launched the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA in Washington, DC with five full days of meetings of subject matter experts covering different negotiation topics. The second round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA took place in Mexico City, Mexico from September 1-5, 2017. The third round took place in Ottawa, Canada on September 23-27, 2017.

The fourth round of the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA took place in Arlington, Virginia from October 11-17, 2017. This round of negotiations covered seven full days of discussions in nearly 30 groups. The fifth round of renegotiations gathered nearly 30 negotiating groups in Mexico City; concluding on November 21, 2017. The sixth round of renegotiation of NAFTA took place on January 23-29, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The seventh round of NAFTA renegotiations concluded in March 5, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

On August 27, 2018, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation. On September 30, 2018 Canada and the U.S. reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized agreement.

On November 30, 2018, within the framework of the G20 meeting, Canada, Mexico and the United States signed the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Free Trade Agreement.

On June 3, 2020 Mexico concluded with the United States and Canada the negotiation of Uniform Regulations related to Art. 5.16 of the Agreement.

Documents relating to the Negotiation of the Agreement
03 June 2020 Mexico concludes negotiation of Uniform Regulations of the Agreement PDF new
30 November 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Canada, United States and Mexico sign US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) FTA PDF
01 October 2018 United States–Mexico–Canada Trade Fact Sheets:
30 September 2018 Canada and the U.S. reach agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized agreement PDF
27 August 2018 United States and Mexico reach preliminary agreement in principle:
03 August 2018 Washington, D.C. Mexico and U.S. continue NAFTA negotiations espanol PDF
14 May 2018 USTR Statement on Status of NAFTA Renegotiations PDF
05 March 2018 Mexico City, Mexico. Conclusion of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations PDF
23-29 January 2018 Montreal, Canada. Conclusion of the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations PDF
21 November 2017 Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA renegotiations PDF
15 November 2017 Mexico City, Mexico. Statement on the 5th round of NAFTA renegotiation in Mexico City PDF
11-17 October 2017 Arlington, Virginia. Fourth round of NAFTA Renegotiation PDF
23-27 September 2017 Ottawa, Canada. Third round of NAFTA Renegotiation: Trilateral Declaration PDF
01-05 September 2017 Mexico City, Mexico. Second round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA espanol PDF
16 August 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of Round One PDF
19 July 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. USTR Announces First Round of negotiation to modernize NAFTA PDF
17 July 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. USTR Releases NAFTA negotiating objectives PDF
18 May 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. U.S. notifies Congress of its intent to initiate negotiations to modernize NAFTA PDF
Source: Government of Canada; Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

 

  Entry into Force
  On May 30, 2019, the President of Mexico sent the texts of the USMCA FTA to the Senate for its consideration, analysis and eventual approval. The Mexican Senate approved the USMCA FTA on June 19, 2019. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the USMCA on December 19, 2019. The U.S. Senate approved the agreement on January 16, 2020. The U.S. President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law on January 29, 2020. Canada’s Parliament approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on March 13, 2020. On April 24, 2020 USTR notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have completed their domestic procedures to implement the USMCA. Following this notification, the agreement enters into force on July 1, 2020.

Documents relating to the Entry into Force
24 April 2020 USMCA To Enter into Force on July 1 PDF
13 March 2020 Ottawa, Canada. Canada approves the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) PDF
29 January 2020 Washington, D.C. U.S. President signs the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law PDF
19 December 2019 Washington, D.C. U.S. Senate approves the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement PDF
19 December 2019 Washington, D.C. U.S. House of Representatives approves USMCA PDF
29 July 2019 Decree of Mexico approving the USMCA PDF
19 June 2019 Mexican Senate approves USMCA FTA PDF
30 May 2019 Mexico begins the approval process of the USMCA FTA PDF
Source: Secretaría de Economía, México; United States Trade Representative (USTR)

 

Texts of the agreement
  On May 30, 2019, the President of Mexico sent the texts of the USMCA FTA to the Senate for its consideration, analysis and eventual approval. The Mexican Senate approved the USMCA FTA on June 19, 2019.

Texts of the agreement
19 June 2019 Final Text of the USMCA
Source: Secretaría de Economía, México

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Spanish version 
Recent Developments
  03 June 2020. Mexico concludes negotiation of Uniform Regulations of the Agreement  new

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Related Pages
  United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (NAFTA)