The Senate approved Jan. 16 by an 89-10 vote legislation to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement updating NAFTA. President Trump said he plans to sign the bill, which the House of Representatives previously passed by a 385-41 vote, during the week of Jan. 20.


Canada has yet to ratify the USMCA and Mexico must still approve recent revisions made by the U.S. As a result, the agreement is not likely to take effect until mid-2020 at the earliest. The Trump administration states that it plans to amend or issue federal regulations required to implement U.S. obligations under the agreement at the time it enters into force.

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