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NAFTA replacement has hurdles; San Diego resident, labor law expert guardedly optimistic about USMCA

Jul 07, 2020 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

For more than 25 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, had its share of critics on both the left and the right - sometimes for different and, at other times, overlapping reasons.

But last week, NAFTA's replacement went into effect. Called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, it looks to build on the prior agreement, and while points of contention remain, a San Diego resident and retired Ivy League professor says the new pact's labor chapter is bett...