In 2017, Canada, the United States, and Mexico agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and build upon the success of the nearly 25-year-old agreement. After more than a year of negotiation, the Canada-United States-Mexico (CUSMA) was signed on November 30, 2018, and came into effect on 1 July 2020.
As of 2021, the U.S. and Mexico are top export destinations for Canadian agri-food and agricultural products. Canada exported CDN $36 billion to the U.S. and CDN $2.4 billion to Mexico in 2021.
See CAFTA’s statements on CUSMA below:
Canada’s Agri-Food Exporters Praise Historic Coming-into-force of CUSMA
CAFTA’s Statement to the Standing House Committee on International Trade on Bill C-100, An Act to Implement the CUSMA
Read CAFTA members statements on CUSMA:
- Barley Council
- Canadian Canola Growers Association
- Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
- Canadian Beef Producers Applaud Secure Access to U.S. Market
- CCA Newsletter: CCA attends MB Agri-Food Trade Roundtable with Minister of International Trade Diversification
- Canada Signs Canada, U.S. and Mexico Agreement
- CCA Newsletter: CUSMA aka NAFTA 2.0 Update
- CCA Newsletter: CUSMA Update: U.S. Government Shutdown
- Canadian Meat Council
- Canadian Pork Council
- Canola Council of Canada
- Canadian Sugar Institute
- Cereals Canada
- Food & Consumer Products of Canada
- Statement by FCPC on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
- FCPC welcomes today’s USMCA signature but reminds federal government to continue pressing for full and permanent Canadian exemption from US tariffs while lifting retaliatory food, consumer products and packaging tariffs that are dramatically reducing our industry competitiveness.
- FCPC congratulates the government for signing the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement
- Grain Growers of Canada
- Grain farmers applaud USMCA
- We are pleased on congratulate @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland and everyone involved in the renegotiation of NAFTA – now the #USMCA. This is a good agreement that provides stability and prosperity Canada’s grain farmers far into the future. Thank you for your tireless efforts.
- Trade diversification is crucial to meeting the government’s goal of $75 billion in agri-food exports by 2025. It is achievable and we need strong, enforceable trade agreements to get there.
- Very pleased to welcome the signing of #CUSMA! Congratulations!