|作者：||United States, Mexico and Canada|
Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA/CUSMA/T‑MEC) (goods and services)
Note on the Meeting of 1 november 2021
Ambassador H.E. Dr. Cleopa Kilonzo MAILU (Kenya)
1.1. The 101st Session of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (hereinafter "CRTA" or the "Committee") was convened in Airgram WTO/AIR/RTA/26 dated 20 September 2021.
1.2. Under Agenda Item C.II of the Session, the CRTA considered the Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMC/CUSMA/T-MEC), goods and services (hereinafter "the Agreement"). The Chairman stated that the Factual Presentation had been prepared by the Secretariat on its own responsibility in full consultation with the Parties, in accordance with paragraph 7(b) of the Transparency Mechanism for Regional Trade Agreements (document WT/L/671).
1.3. The Chairman indicated that the Agreement had entered into
force on 1 July 2020. It had been notified on 16 September 2020 under Article XXIV:7(a) of the
1.4. The representative of Canada, on behalf of all three Parties to the Agreement, thanked the participants for their presence, and for their questions and the interest shown in the new agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, which the Parties had respectively named USMCA, T-MEC and CUSMA.
1.5. He recalled that, on November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico had signed an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA/ALENA/TLCAN) with the Agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC).
1.6. Subsequently, on December 10, 2019, Canada, the United States and Mexico had agreed to update certain elements of the new Agreement to improve the final outcome and clear the path toward its ratification and implementation in all three countries.
1.7. The Agreement that had come into force on July 1, 2020, reinforced the strong economic ties between the three countries.