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«The Trump administration also included prospectuses for the oil and gas industry, such as the lifting of tariffs on the oil sands, and refused to include the climate crisis in the agreement,» Schumer said. To facilitate the strengthening of cross-border trade, the United States has reached an agreement with Mexico and Canada to increase the value of de minimis delivery. For the first time in decades, Canada will increase its de minimis level from $20 ($15.38) to $40 ($30.77) for taxes. Canada will also offer duty-free shipments of up to 150 $US ($115.38). Mexico will continue to provide $50 de minimis exemptions and will also offer duty-free shipments of up to $117. Shipping rates to this level would be achieved with minimum formal entry procedures, which would allow more businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to be part of cross-border trade. Canada will also allow the importer to pay taxes 90 days after the importer enters. The vote on the agreement between the United States and Mexico took place after the Senate voted in favor of repealing budget cuts. Senator Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., argued on the ground, as he did in the Committee on Budgets, that the bill contained appropriations that violate budget rules. But the final vote showed that both Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives are willing to accept this version of the USMCA. We are now going to the Senate, where that is likely to happen, although members of the House of Representatives would probably prefer not to wait until 2020.

«I never thought I`d vote for a trade deal during my tenure in the Senate, much of which I wrote,» said Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, whose vote in favor of the pact was his first in favor of a trade deal in a quarter of a century. Brown welcomed the move after the language of labour application developed by him and Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, was included in the final agreement. On June 19, 2019, the Mexican Senate ratified the agreement (114 yes, 3 no, 3 abstentions). [88] Mexico`s ratification process will be completed when the President announces its ratification to the Federal Register. In November 2018, the heads of state and government of the three countries signed the agreement in Argentina at the G20 conference.