„This agreement strengthens development cooperation and allows us to better deal with social problems such as migration,“ said Lépez Obrador. „We all know that anyone who leaves their city leaves their family, does so not out of choice, but out of necessity.“ NAFTA`s broken promises have tinged any other debate on U.S. trade policy. Almost all U.S. trade agreements since then have received less and less party support in Congress. Canada ratified the agreement in March and the USMCA came into force on July 1, 2020. Although NAFTA is officially dead, governments and businesses are still adapting to the new rules, especially the new labour rules. Coronavirus can also complicate implementation as manufacturers adapt to new guidelines in the midst of a global economic crisis. Despite whispers from some Democrats that the agreement did not go far enough, the agreement received support from key trade union leaders, including Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, as well as business groups. Parliament is expected to vote on the USMCA next week and it will certainly agree. The Senate will likely register him after the impeachment process ends in January, said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Pelosi was accompanied by other lawmakers who found that the two parties had agreed in a climate of extreme political rancor. An hour earlier, Pelosi and other Democrats had unveiled investigative papers against President Trump.
„Vice President Biden does not believe that the USMCA is an ideal agreement, but supports it in the face of the improvements that the workers` and progressive movements have made to improve it,“ a campaign spokesman told The Post. „As president, he will ensure that workers and environmentalists sit around the table and don`t sign additional agreements until we make significant investments in American workers and communities.“ The Mexican Senate was informed of the agreement over the weekend. And on Monday, Lopez Obrador called on U.S. lawmakers to act quickly before next year`s election season is in full swing. Measures to ensure that Mexico meets labour standards under trade agreements have been a major problem. U.S. and Mexican officials also argued over the types of steel allowed to meet the USMCA`s new requirement that 70% of the metal be purchased for automotive production in North America. The overwhelming vote of support that the USMCA has secured in Congress – more votes than any other trade deal – is further proof that Trump has managed to find a brave new course for U.S.
trade policy. To replace NAFTA, Trump negotiated a modern, state-of-the-art trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will be the model on which all future trade agreements will be judged.