USMCA hurdles not all to do with U.S. politics

Tracey Samuelson Apr 25, 2019
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The Mexican, US and the Canadian flags sit in the lobby where the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations are taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, September 24, 2017. LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images

USMCA hurdles not all to do with U.S. politics

Tracey Samuelson Apr 25, 2019
The Mexican, US and the Canadian flags sit in the lobby where the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations are taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, September 24, 2017. LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images
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Mexico needs to pass promised labor reforms to boost the independence of its unions. Its lower house has already passed a bill that its Senate is expected to take up shortly. But passing these reforms likely won’t not be enough to convince Democrats and U.S. labor unions to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade. They say they want to see how the new law takes effect. So the timeline for the USMCA deal in the U.S. could be slow.

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