U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Canada and Mexico are the United States’ top agricultural export markets, totaling a combined $40.1 billion in 2019. In fact, 29 percent of all U.S. farm and food exports went to our North American neighbors last year, supporting more than 300,000 American jobs. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will make a good trade relationship even better, ensuring preferential market access for U.S. farm and food products and solidifying commitments to fair and science-based trade rules.

In September 2018, the United States reached an agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). When finalized and implemented, the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will further strengthen the United States’ highly productive and integrated agricultural relationship with its North American partners, ensuring preferential market access for U.S. exporters and solidifying commitments to fair and science-based trade rules. The new agreement entered into force on July 1, 2020.

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Data & Analysis

October 8, 2020
Latin America accounts for about 25 percent of global corn imports . The region’s corn demand for imported corn has grown steadily over the years supported by expansion in the livestock sector...
August 3, 2020
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into effect July 1, 2020. Under the agreement, Canada agrees to allow grain grown in the United States to receive an official Canadian grade...
July 1, 2020
Infographic looking at the agricultural trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The U.S. exported nearly $40 billion in agriculture to these two countries in 2018.
June 25, 2020
A more flexible certification of origin process under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will take effect when the agreement enters into force on July 1, 2020.