The US White House has launched the ratification of the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico

The administration of US President Donald Trump provided the US Congress with a draft statement on a new trade Treaty with Canada and Mexico (the United States—Mexico—Canada Agreement, USMCA). Document for the consideration of Congress gave the US representative for trade negotiations Robert Lighthizer.

Washington wants to accelerate the adoption of the agreement. After sending the document to Congress, the White House will have 30 days to prepare and submit the full version of the trade deal.

The US, Mexico, and Canada agreed to conclude a USMCA in October 2018. In May 2019, Washington abolished protective duties on imports of steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico, thus removing the main obstacle to the ratification of the updated trade agreement.