The agreed text of the agreement was signed by the heads of state and government of the three countries on November 30, 2018, as an incidental event at the 2018 G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The English, Spanish and French versions will also be binding and the agreement will take effect after ratification by the three states through the adoption of enabling laws.  During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump`s campaign included a promise to renegotiate or eliminate NAFTA if the renegotiations fail.  After the election, Trump made a series of changes that influenced trade relations with other countries. The exit from the Paris Agreement, the cessation of participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and the significantly larger increase in tariffs with China were some of the steps he took, which reinforced the fact that he was serious about changing NAFTA.  Much of the debate about the virtues and errors of the USMCA resembles the debate on all free trade agreements (FTAs), such as the nature of free trade agreements as public goods, potential violations of national sovereignty and the role of commercial, labour, environmental and consumer interests in the development of the language of trade agreements. The full text of the agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada is available here. On June 1, 2020, USTR Robert Lighthizer`s office released the uniform rules, which are the final hurdle before the agreement is implemented on July 1, 2020. You can find the text of the agreement here: ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/united-states-mexico-canada-agreement/uniform-regulations WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed a new North American trade agreement on Wednesday at a White House ceremony attended by about 400 guests – but not the top Democrats who helped ensure the agreement was passed by Congress. On April 3, 2020, Canada informed the United States and Mexico that it had completed its national process of ratifying the agreement.  In the United States, on August 31, the President announced to Congress his intention to sign a trade agreement with Mexico and possibly Canada.
In the notification, the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was withdrawn. The 90-day consultation period ends at the end of November, when the USMCA could in principle be signed. Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States renegotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement and replaced it with an updated and balanced agreement that works much better for North America, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which came into effect on July 1, 2020.