The original text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (“USMCA”) was amended by the Parties to the Agreement to clarify certain commitments made with respect to environmental and trade matters.  These amendments sought to clarify that the Agreements listed below could not be used to impair, modify or reduce the rights of investors and their investments made in accordance with the provisions of USMCA:

  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), done at Washington, March 3, 1973.
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, agreed in Montreal, September 16, 1987.
  • Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, done at London, February 17, 1978.
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, signed at Ramsar, Feb. 2, 1971.
  • Convention on Antarctic Marine Living Resources, formed in Canberra, May 20, 1980.
  • International Whaling Convention, signed in Washington, Dec. 2, 1946.
  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Convention, signed in Washington, May 31, 1949.

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