There is broad agreement among economists that NAFTA has benefited North American economies. Regional trade increased sharply in the first two decades of the treaty, from some $290 billion in 1993 to more than $1.1 trillion in 2016. Cross-border investment has also increased and U.S. direct investment (FDI) in Mexico has increased from $15 billion to more than $100 billion during this period. But experts also say it has proved difficult to highlight the direct impact of the agreement from other factors, including rapid technological change and expanded trade with countries such as China. In the meantime, discussions continue on the impact of NAFTA on employment and wages. Some workers and industries have faced painful disruptions due to the loss of market share due to increased competition, while others have benefited from the new market opportunities that have been created. NAFTA has also used a new era of free trade agreements, which have multiplied as World Trade Organization (WTO) global trade negotiations, and has played a pioneering role in integrating labour and environmental provisions, which have become increasingly broad in subsequent free trade agreements [PDF]. The USMCA has put in place stricter enforcement mechanisms than the original agreement, which has led the AFL-CIO, the largest collection of U.S.
unions, to support the pact – a rare endorsement from a group that has strongly criticized NAFTA. National procedures for ratifying the agreement in the United States are governed by the legislation of the Trade Promotion Authority, which is also known as the fast-track authority. During his 2016 election campaign and presidency, Trump sharply criticized NAFTA (it was often called “perhaps the worst trade deal of all time”  and hailed the USMCA as “an excellent deal for all of us.”  However, the USMCA is very similar to nafta, has adopted many identical provisions and has made only modest changes, mostly cosmetic, and is expected to have only a limited economic impact.  Former U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor, who oversaw the signing of NAFTA during Bill Clinton`s administration, said, “This is really NAFTA of origin.”  The United States, Mexico and Canada updated NAFTA to create the new USMCA. The USMCA is mutually beneficial to workers, farmers, farmers and businesses in North America. The new agreement, which came into effect on July 1, 2020, will create a more balanced trading environment, support high-paying jobs for Americans and allow the North American economy to grow. In late 2019, the Trump administration received support from Democrats in Congress for the USMCA, after agreeing to strengthen the implementation of the work.
In the updated pact, the parties agreed on a number of changes: the rules of origin for the automotive industry have been strengthened, so that 75% of each vehicle must come from the Member States, compared to 62.5%; and new work rules have been added, which require 40 percent of each vehicle from factories that pay at least $16 an hour. A proposal to extend intellectual property protection for U.S. pharmaceuticals – a red line for U.S. negotiators – has been sacrificed. The USMCA is also upgrading the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, eliminating it completely with Canada and limiting it to certain sectors with Mexico, including oil and gas and telecommunications. Associated Press. “The Mexican Senate ratifies the amendments to the USMCA trade pact.” Appeal on June 30, 2020. The agreed text of the agreement was signed by the heads of state and government of the three countries on November 30, 2018, as an incidental event at the 2018 G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The English, Spanish and French versions will also be binding and the agreement will take effect after ratification by the three states by the adoption of