In 1994, the United States, Mexico and Canada, with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), created the world`s largest free trade region, which generated economic growth and helped improve the living standards of the people of the three member countries. By strengthening trade and investment rules, this agreement has proven to be a solid foundation for building Canada`s prosperity and has provided a valuable example of the benefits of trade liberalization for the rest of the world. The new Canada-U.S.-Mexico agreement will strengthen Canada`s strong economic ties with the United States and Mexico. Supporting a 21st century economy through new measures to protect intellectual property in the United States and to secure trade opportunities for services in the United States. The parties agreed to establish important procedural safeguards for the recognition of new geographic indications (G.A.), including strong protection standards against the issuance of geographical indications that would prevent the use of common names by the United States, as well as the establishment of a mechanism for consultation between the parties on future geographical indications, in accordance with international agreements. Agriculture, in particular, has seen a boost. Canada is the largest importer of U.S. agricultural products, and Canadian agricultural trade with the United States has more than tripled since 1994, as has Canada`s overall agricultural exports to NAFTA partners. Economists David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson weigh the impact of trade with China and Mexico on the U.S. labour market in this 2016 paper [PDF] for the National Bureau of Economic Research. The Mexican Ministry of Economy stresses that the achievements of the T-MEC agreement include the maintenance of free trade for all goods originating; Introducing new disciplines for the trade in recycled products; Modernizing certification systems and verification procedures; facilitate and streamline customs and customs exchanges and transparency of administrative procedures; Establishing coordination obligations between agencies responding to border crossings; and the inclusion of elements relating to copyright, trademarks, geographic indications, patents, undisclosed data protection, commercial designs, trade secrets, the Internet service provider restriction system and enforcement rules. Nevertheless, NAFTA has been a recurring objective in the broader free trade debate. President Donald J.
Trump says it undermines U.S. jobs and manufacturing, and in December 2019, his administration finalized an updated version of the pact with Canada and Mexico, now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).