Canadian Chamber of Commerce: USMCA signature is a step forward but major obstacles remain

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: USMCA signature is a step forward but major obstacles remain

Today’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is an important step toward greater economic certainty, but significant work remains before Canadian businesses can be satisfied, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in a statement:

While the agreement falls short of what North American business sought, it generally maintains tariff-free access for Canadian products, retains the labour mobility provisions, strengthens intellectual property protections, and ensures Canada has access to the most crucial aspects of dispute settlement.

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