Past Event

Provisions and Impacts of the New US-Canada-Mexico Trade Agreement



Hosted by the MLC Midwest-Canada Trade Subcommittee

The US-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) is the successor agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement and adds new provisions to the original NAFTA agreement. These include increased domestic content standards, additional labor standards, and higher wage requirements for some auto workers in Mexico. The USMCA also includes provisions that make it a more modern agreement, including chapters on intellectual property protections and digital trade.

The presenters discussed the main provisions of the USMCA, how the new trade agreement differs from NAFTA and what the impact of the USMCA is likely to be on key industries in the region.


  • Mr. Edward Alden, Author, Journalist and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Mr. Daniel Ujczo, Chair, International Practice Group at the Dickinson Wright Law Firm


  • Sen. Karen Tallian, Indiana, MLC Midwest-Canada Trade Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • MPP Percy Hatfield, Ontario, MLC Midwest-Canada Trade Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Rep. Mark Huizenga, Michigan, MLC Midwest-Canada Trade Subcommittee Co-Chair