USMCA Implementation

(previously NAFTA)


NAFTA Re-negotiations

The Trump Administration issued its letters of intent to re-negotiate NAFTA on May 18, 2017.

After a year and 4 months, the USTR announced that Canada would join with the United States and Mexico in a US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). on October 1, 2018, draft text for the USMCA was released.

Ratification of the new agreement will require Congressional approval, as could a U.S. withdrawal from the NAFTA. See, CRS Report from February, 2019.


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February 26, 2019: CRS Report on NAFTA/USMCA issues, including withdrawal.

January 29, 2019: USTR: Legal changes needed to implement USMCA.

January 29, 2019: New Democrat Coalition: noncommittal on USMCA.

December 1, 2018: Trump to terminate NAFTA to force the 2019 passage of USMCA.

November 30, 2018: Canada and Mexico sign the USMCA during the G20.November 26, 2018: GOB: Mexico and Canada ready to sign USMCA at the G20 summit.

November 21. 2018: Am. Shipper article: Tariffs complicate USMCA prospects

October 1, 2018: USTR: Canada Joins the US-Mexico Agreement. Text of the USMCA released.

August 4, 2018: NAFTA: Canadian Minister is "keen" to get back to the table - after having being excluded from U.S.-Mexico talks.  

May 23, 2018: Article: Trump calls Canada "spoiled" and cited to auto deal.

April 6, 2018: Article: 8th round in Washington.

February 25, 2018:  Article: 7th Round in Mexico.

January 20, 2018: NAFTA: Article: 6th Round of negotiations begins next week.

January 16, 2018: Hill Times Article: Re-negotiations: Canada may capitulate to certain 'unthinkable' US demands.

January 10, 2018: WTO: Canada files dispute to the WTO over Softwood Lumber.. Financial Times Article.  USTR Lighthizer's response.

January 5, 2017: Unified Cargo Processing to expand to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona.

December, 2017:  CBP: Video explanation of Unified Processing Program (CBP/SAT joint inspections)

October, 2017: Forbes: Article: Trump Pushes NAFTA Talks Onto Treacherous New Timeline

NYT: Article: Nafta Talks’ Extension May Make for Slow, Painful Demise.

May 18, 2017:  Trump Administration issues NAFTA renegotiation notice letters.