The USMCA: Something New or #JustAnotherNAFTA
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) finally got a major overhaul, something campaigned on by President Trump and negotiated in Congress for the past three years. There are a number of significant changes about which American businesses need to be aware. Below we'll discuss 5 key differences between USMCA and NAFTA. When NAFTA came into force on January 1, 1994, it was seen as a way to foster economic growth [...]
Is Your Company Capitalizing on Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)?
The primary purpose of free trade agreements (FTAs) is to lower or remove tariff barriers that hamper the active trade of goods and services between countries and to protect intellectual property rights. The U.S. alone has more than 12 FTAs, and there are more than 400 regional trade agreements worldwide; even so, it appears that many companies fail to leverage this opportunity to open up foreign markets to their products. Based on [...]
Mexico becomes first country to pass USMCA
Mexico’s Senate on Wednesdaypassed the USMCA, making it the first country to ratify the new North American trade pact. "USMCA passes! Mexico goes first with clear signal that our economy is open," Jesús Seade, Mexico's undersecretary for foreign affairs, wrote on Twitter. "We're confident that our partners will soon do the same," Seade added. Passage in Mexico [...]