Status Of Usmca Trade Agreement
But it also serves to undermine Republican criticism that Democrats are too focused on impeachment to govern. Such cases would involve complaints between USMCA member states for violation of a provision of the agreement.  Chapter 19 deals with the justification of anti-dumping or countervailing duties. Without Chapter 19, the remedy for the management of these policies would be through the national legal system. Chapter 19 provides that a USMCA body hears the case and acts as the international commercial court in mediating the dispute.  The Trump administration has attempted to remove Chapter 19 of the new USMCA text, although it has been maintained so far in the agreement. For the first time, the new agreement also provides that 40 to 45% of parts must come from a so-called high-wage factory for each vehicle duty-free. These factories must pay at least 16 $US per hour in average wages for production workers. .