To facilitate the strengthening of cross-border trade, the United States has reached an agreement with Mexico and Canada to increase the value of de minimis delivery. For the first time in decades, Canada will increase its de minimis level from $20 ($15.38) to $40 ($30.77) for taxes. Canada will also offer duty-free shipments of up to 150 $US ($115.38). Mexico will continue to provide $50 de minimis exemptions and will also offer duty-free shipments of up to $117. Shipping rates to this level would be achieved with minimum formal entry procedures, which would allow more businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to be part of cross-border trade. Canada will also allow the importer to pay taxes 90 days after the importer enters. Here is a list of the free trade agreements that include the United States. In parentheses, the abbreviation, if any, membership, unless indicated in advance, and the date of entry into force. The implementation legislation was delayed in the Senate, which had a majority of the Liberal Party.
In part in response to these delays, Mulroney declared an election in 1988. The trade agreement was by far the most important theme of the campaign, leading some to call it « free trade ». It was the first Canadian election to make major third-party election advertisements, where supporters and opponents used lobbyists to buy television advertising. A « secondary agreement » reached in August 1993 on the application of existing domestic labour law, the North American Convention on Labour Cooperation (NAALC) , was severely restricted. With regard to health and safety standards and child labour law, it excluded collective bargaining issues, and its « control teeth » were only accessible at the end of a « long and painful » dispute.  The obligations to enforce existing labour law have also raised questions of democratic practice.  The Canadian anti-NAFTA coalition Pro-Canada Network suggested that guarantees of minimum standards in the absence of « extensive democratic reforms in the [Mexican] courts, unions and government » would be of no use.  However, subsequent evaluations indicated that NAALC`s principles and complaint mechanisms « created a new space for princes to form coalitions and take concrete steps to articulate the challenges of the status quo and promote the interests of workers. »  Fox News reported on December 9, 2019 that negotiators from the three countries reached an agreement on implementation, paving the way for a final agreement within 24 hours and ratification by all three parties before the end of the year.
Mexico has agreed to impose a minimum wage of $16 per hour for Mexican auto workers by a « neutral » third party. Mexico, which imports all of its aluminum, also objected to the provisions relating to the U.S. steel and aluminum content of automotive components.  Supporters of NAFTA in the United States stressed that the pact was a free trade agreement and not an agreement on the Economic Community.  The free movement of goods, services and capital did not extend to work. By proposing what no comparable agreement had attempted to open up to a « great third world country » – NAFTA avoided the establishment of a common social policy and employment. The regulation of the labour market and employment has remained exclusively due to national governments.  The agreement between the United States of America, the United States of Mexico and Canada, commonly known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), is a free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States in lieu of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).    The agreement has been referred to as NAFTA 2.0 or « New ALEFTA, since many nafta provisions have been introduced and its amendments have been found to be largely incremental.