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In Uncategorized on 20/12/2020 at 02:53

On April 3, 2020, Canada informed the United States and Mexico that it had completed its national process of ratifying the agreement. [104] On the basis of NAFTA, the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed to cooperate in other forums on agricultural issues, improve transparency and hold consultations on trade-related issues between countries. The USMCA is updating and replacing the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Work on the new agreement took several years, had to be approved by both houses of Congress and required all three countries to certify that they were complying with the various measures of the agreement. Certifications were finalized earlier this year, allowing the agreement to enter into force. UsmCA rules will apply from July 1, 2020. Here`s a look at the sections of the USMCA that affect the FDA: the USMCA establishes the highest level of a U.S. trade agreement for strong and effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. This is a significant enhancement of NAFTA. Nevertheless, in December 2019, following negotiations on the revision of the USMCA text signed in November 2018, substantial changes were made to Chapter 20 of intellectual property. The main objective of the U.S.

government for the SPS chapter was to strengthen the scientific basis for SPS measures. This unique objective promotes both public health and trade and is reflected in the provisions of the SPS chapter as a whole. However, this objective is most directly achieved in the SPS section of risk and science analysis, which requires, for example, parties to withdraw actions that are no longer supported by scientific evidence or risk principles, and to document and provide the opportunity to comment on risk analyses and risk management decisions prior to implementation by the parties. These obligations provide the FDA with the opportunity to work with Canadian and Mexican regulators on scientific and technical issues to ensure the protection of public health while facilitating trade. At the same time, these obligations will not require the FDA to change its current regulatory approach. The CUSMA results, signed on the sidelines of the G20 of Heads of State and Government in Buenos Aires in November 2018, preserve key elements of long-term trade relations and contain new and updated provisions to address 21st century trade issues and foster opportunities for the nearly half a billion people who call North America at home. On June 19, 2019, the Mexican Senate ratified the agreement (114 yes, 3 no, 3 abstentions). [88] Mexico`s ratification process will be completed when the President announces its ratification to the Federal Register.

NAFTA has three primary dispute resolution mechanisms. Chapter 20 is the settlement mechanism for countries. It is often considered the least controversial of the three mechanisms, and has been maintained in its original form from NAFTA to the USMCA. In such cases, complaints filed by USMCA Member States against the duration of the contract would be violated. [48] In Chapter 19, the justifications for anti-dumping or countervailing duties are managed. Without Chapter 19, the avenue of recourse for the management of these policies would be through the national legal system.