Canada ratifies USMCA

Trump administration working toward June 1 implementation.

March 13, 2020

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3D illustration of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
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Canada's Senate voted unanimously on Friday to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The motion was included as part of a package to adjourn until April 20.

In January, President Trump signed the USMCA into law, which, once implemented, will provide much-needed certainty for U.S. pork producers. Canada's approval is one of the final steps toward implementation of the trade agreement.

USMCA provides U.S. pork producers with certainty in two of our largest export markets. In 2019, Canada and Mexico took in over 30% of the pork that was exported from the United States. U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico support over 26,900 U.S. pork jobs.

The Trump administration is working toward a June 1 implementation of the agreement, but that date is not yet confirmed.

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