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  • Landmark U.S.-Mexico Canada-Agreement Brings Modernized Rules to Trade on July 1

    Long-awaited recognition of the impact of technology on trade in North America will come into force on July 1 when the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) takes effect.

    The California Chamber of Commerce supported the agreement based on an assessment that it will serve the employment, trading and environmental interests of California, the United States, Mexico and Canada, and is beneficial to the business community and society as a whole.

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the trade pact’s effective date on April 24 when he notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their commitments under the USMCA.

    Following that notification to Congress, the United States became the third country to notify the other parties that it had completed its domestic procedures to implement the agreement—the final step necessary for the USMCA to enter into force.

    The new USMCA website of the U.S. Department of Commerce at www.trade.gov/usmca provides key information about the agreement.Read More