Skip to comments.Mexico becomes first country to approve USMCA....passed with a 114-4 vote...
Posted on 06/19/2019 7:02:36 PM PDT by caww
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador convened a special legislative session to hold the vote after the Senate convened in April..The USMCA is synonymous with opportunity in the short and long term, Mexican Sen. Verónica Martínez García said of the pact.
Canada has already introduced legislation through its parliament to ratify the agreement and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to lobby Democrats to support the USMCA during his visit to Washington, D.C., this week.
Meanwhile, the deal is running into some roadblocks , Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the authority to bring legislation on the matter before the chamber, but has expressed hesitation about the deal, which she says lacks adequate mechanisms to enforce its labor and environmental provisions.
If the agreement between the three North American countries gets finalized, it will replace NAFTA, which was established in 1994.
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