The USMCA will provide a much-needed modernization of the trading relationship between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. This bipartisan trade agreement will create jobs in the U.S., strengthen American manufacturing & intellectual property, open markets to U.S. exporters, and contains strong enforcement mechanisms to protect labor and environmental interests.
While it may be bipartisan, the USMCA doesn’t do enough to open markets in Mexico & Canada to U.S. exporters or contain strong enough protections for the environment and workers. It should include stringent provisions to bind the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change. The USMCA won’t be an improvement on NAFTA.