AMLO confident that the USMCA will be ratified

Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he is confident that the USMCA (T-MEC as it is known in Mexico), will be ratified. AMLO made this statement during his habitual morning news conference, at the National Palace in Mexico City, on May 23, 2019.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday May 23 that he was confident the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement would be ratified, increasing trade in the North American region.

The USMCA deal, negotiated last year, faces opposition by some Democrats in the U.S. Congress who want assurances that labor and environmental rules will be enforceable. It must be passed in the three countries’ legislatures before becoming law.