On March 1, 2019, many organizations representing the agricultural sector in the United States announced their support for the USMCA and asked Congress to ratify the agreement. They also called on the Trump administration to maintain NAFTA until the new trade agreement is ratified.  On March 4, however, House Ways and Means President Richard Neal predicted a “very hard” path through Congress for the deal.  Beginning March 7, senior White House officials met with members of the House Ways and Means as well as moderate caucuses from both sides, such as the Solvers Caucus, the Tuesday Group, and the Blue Dog Coalition, to gain support for ratification. The Trump administration has also withdrawn from the threat to withdraw from nafta, as negotiations with Congress continue.  Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States renegotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement and replaced it with an updated and rebalanced agreement that works much better for North America, the Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA), which entered into force on July 1, 2020. The USMCA is a beneficial asset for both parties for North American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses. The agreement creates more balanced and reciprocal trade, which supports high-paying jobs for Americans and the North American economy is growing. The Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States and Canada, commonly known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), is a free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States to succeed NAFTA.
   The agreement was referred to as “NAFTA 2.0″ or “New NAFTA” because many nafta provisions were included and its amendments were considered largely incremented. On July 1, 2020, the USMCA came into effect in all member states. The USMCA will increase the term of copyright in Canada to 70 years and 75 years for sound recordings.  This enlargement reflects the same IP policy as the trans-Pacific Partnership text, paragraph 18.63.  In addition, biotech companies would have an exclusivity period of at least 10 years for agrochemicals (twice as many as 5 currently), and the period for industrial designs would be increased from 10 to 15 years. . . .