On December 10, 2019, a revised USMCA agreement was concluded by the three countries. On January 29, 2020, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland introduced the USMCA C-4 Implementation Act in the House of Commons and passed first reading without a recorded vote. On February 6, the bill was passed in the House of Commons by a vote of 275 to 28 at second reading, with the Bloc Québécois voting against and all other parties, and was referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.    On February 27, 2020, the committee voted to refer the bill back to the plenary for third reading, without amendment. The FDA was an important member of the U.S. team negotiating the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which went into effect on July 1. From the FDA`s perspective, the agreement meets regulatory standards with the practices of authorities, improves the quality of products available to U.S. consumers, and improves the competitive environment for U.S. companies. Regardless of this, on May 11, 2018, House of Representatives spokesman Paul Ryan set May 17 as the deadline for congressional action. This deadline was not met and the agreement with Mexico was only concluded on 27 August 2018.
 At that time, Canada had not yet approved the submitted agreement. Given that the outgoing President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, left office on 1 December 2018 and that 60 days of revision are required, the deadline for the submission of the agreed text was 30 September 2018, which was reached precisely on 30 September. Negotiators worked 24 hours a day and reached agreement on a draft text less than an hour before midnight on that date. The following day, October 1, 2018, the USMCA text was released as an agreed document. In order to increase cross-border trade, the United States has entered into an agreement with Mexico and Canada to increase their de minimis shipping value. For the first time in decades, Canada will increase from C$20 ($15.38) to C$40 ($30.77) for taxes. Canada also provides duty-free shipments of up to C$150 ($115.38). Mexico will continue to provide $50 tax-free de minimis and will also offer duty-free shipments worth $117. Dissemination values up to these levels would occur with a minimum of formal entry procedures, making it easier for more businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to be part of cross-border trade.
Canada will also allow the importer to pay taxes 90 days after entry. In addition to its work with the WTO, the United States has concluded trade agreements with 20 countries covering a number of issues, ranging from tariffs on goods and agricultural market access to intellectual property and the environment. . . .