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On April 2, 2020, Canada notified the U.S. and Mexico of the completion of its domestic procedures for the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Canada is the first country to provide its notification under the Agreement, meaning that timelines related to entry into force remain to be determined. The Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, released a statement on Canada’s ratification of CUSMA, noting that “the Canadian government will continue to work with the United States and Mexican governments to determine an ‘entry into force’ date that is mutually beneficial. We want to ensure the new NAFTA will support a strong economic recovery once we have put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us – which we will.” The complete statement is available here.

For more information, contact Cristina Popovici, Deputy Director, Trade Negotiations – North America, Global Affairs Canada -- Email: Cristina.Popovici@international.gc.ca  Tel. 613 617 5827