WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced that Ambassador Katherine Tai will host the inaugural Free Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on May 17-18, 2021. Mexican Secretary of Economy Tatiana Clouthier, and Canada Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng, will attend the virtual meeting.
The USMCA modernized the trading relationship between the three countries for the 21st century. The FTC is the first step toward realizing the full potential of the Agreement and building an inclusive trade policy for North America that fosters broad-based and equitable growth, spurs innovation, protects our shared environment, and helps people from all walks of life.
The Ministers will receive updates about work already underway to advance cooperation under the Agreement and will hold robust discussions about USMCA’s landmark labor and environmental obligations, which set the standard for future trade agreements.