Associated Press. “The Mexican Senate ratifies the amendments to the USMCA Trade Pact.” Retrieved June 30, 2020. The new chapter on digital trade contains the strongest disciplines on digital trade of any international agreement and provides a solid foundation for expanding trade and investment in innovative products and services, for which the United States has a competitive advantage. The U.S. Department of Commerce (www.trade.gov/export-solutions) For the first time in a U.S. trade agreement, this agreement prohibits local data storage requirements in cases where a financial supervisory authority has access to the data it needs to fulfill its regulatory and supervisory mandate. 7. Section 103(c)(5)(B) of the USMCA Implementation Act authorizes the President to announce changes to the provisions proclaimed under the authority of Section 103(c)(5)(A), subject to the consultation and interposition provisions of Section 104 necessary to implement an Agreement pursuant to Section 6.4 of the USMCA. USMCA countries must comply with IMF standards, which aim to prevent exchange rate manipulation. The agreement provides for the disclosure of market interventions. The IMF may be convened as an arbitrator in the event of a dispute between the parties.  The United States, Mexico and Canada have reached an agreement to make the 25-year-old NAFTA a high-level agreement of the twenty-first century.
The new agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) will support mutually beneficial trade that will lead to freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in North America. The U.S. Trump Administration Office proposed the USMCA, citing new digital trade measures, stronger trade secret protections and adjustments to rules of origin for motor vehicles as some of the benefits of the trade deal.  The U.S. government`s primary objective for the SPS chapter was to strengthen the scientific basis for sps measurements. This single objective promotes both public health and trade and is reflected in the provisions of the SPS Chapter as a whole. However, it is in the spS chapter article on science and risk analysis that this objective is most directly pursued, which obliges, for example, parties to withdraw measures that are no longer supported by scientific knowledge or risk principles and to document and comment on risk analyses and risk management decisions before the parties implement them. These commitments provide the FDA with the opportunity to engage 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 commitments do not require the FDA to change its current regulatory approach. Before we linger, here`s a bit of background. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the multilateral organization that established the basic rules of trade between its 164 member states, including the United States. . . .