Mexico President urges for USMCA ratification, pledges to labour law reform



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Mexico President urges for USMCA ratification, pledges to labour law reform

On Sunday, the 13th of October 2019, the far-right President of Mexico, Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would send a letter to US Democratic lawmakers, who had been controlling the US House of Representatives following a mid-term US election later last year in a bid to speed up the ratification of the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada) deal, a North-American free trade treaty that had replaced an older NAFTA deal later last year, adding that he would implement a new labour law to alleviate concerns over workers' right.

Besides, speaking in a video posted in Twitter earlier on Sunday (October 13th), Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador had called on US Democrats to ratify the deal as soon as possible, adding that a delay in ratification of USMCA over 2020 US presidential election would grievously hurt the North American economy amid a spurring slowdown concerns worldwide.

In point of fact, latest comments of the Mexico's far-right President came forth after the leader of a US Congressional Delegation to Mexico had told last week that Mexico had to add more fleshes into its steps to implement a labour reform.

Nonetheless, although the USMCA deal had already been ratified in the Mexican parliament, but the free trade treaty between the North American nations would still require a go-ahead signal of Canadian alongside US parliament.