United States – Mexico - Canada Trade Deal

Modernizing NAFTA into a 21st Century Trade Agreement

The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the 24-year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America.

Chapters with Key Achievements include:

  • Intellectual Property

  • Digital Trade

  • De minimis

  • Financial Services

  • Environment

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Strengthening North American Trade in Agriculture

While agriculture has generally performed well under NAFTA, important improvements in the agreement will enable food and agriculture to trade more fairly, and to expand exports of American agricultural products.

Key Achievements include:

  • Expanded Market Access for American Dairy, Poultry & Egg Products

  • Canada’s Milk Classes 6 & 7 to be Eliminated

  • Mechanism for Cooperation on Ag Biotechnology, Including New Technologies such as Gene Editing

  • Significant Commitments to Avoid Trade-Distorting Policies

  • Fair Treatment in Quality Grading for American Wheat

  • Non-Discrimination and Transparency Commitments Regarding the Sale and Distribution of Alcohol Beverages

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