The Future Of The USMCA: 3 Possible Scenarios

Law360 (March 14, 2019, 3:10 PM EDT) -- In his recent State of the Union address, President Donald Trump made a full-throated plea for Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Administration sources have indicated they would like Congress to pass the agreement by June. That is an ambitious schedule.

Early this year, progress on the USMCA had been stalled over the high-profile budget negotiations, and administration trade negotiators remain distracted by the U.S.-China trade talks. At some point, other issues will likely clear sufficiently to refocus attention on congressional passage of the USMCA. When that happens, here are three things to look for.

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