Benefits for the Environment in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Strongest, Most Enforceable Environmental Obligations of Any Trade Agreement:

The Environment chapter of the USMCA brings all environmental provisions into the core of the agreement and makes them enforceable. The USMCA includes commitments to implement key multilateral environmental agreements to which the United States is a party, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances. The USMCA also addresses key environmental challenges such as illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and harmful fisheries subsidies. USMCA commits the United States, Canada and Mexico to take actions to combat and cooperate to prevent trafficking in timber and fish and other wildlife. For the first time in a U.S. trade agreement, the USMCA also addresses other pressing environmental issues such as air quality and marine litter.

Update from the Third Meeting of the Environment Committee under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

USTR Announces USMCA Environment Consultations with Mexico

Joint Public Statement on the Inaugural Meeting of the Environment Committee of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

USMCA Fact Sheet

USMCA Environment Chapter

Environment Cooperation and Customs Verification Agreement between the U.S. and Mexico

Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

Commission for Environmental Cooperation


USTR Actions to Monitor and Enforce USMCA Environmental Obligations

Countering Wildlife and Plant Trafficking at the Southern Border

Sustainable Forest Management and Combating Illegal Logging

Sea Turtle Bycatch Reduction and Promotion of Sustainable Fisheries

Preventing International Pollution Arbitrage, including from Ships

Enhancing Targeting and Analysis for Customs Inspection and Verification

Strengthening Justice Sector Capacity

Transboundary North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery


USTR Actions to Monitor and Enforce USMCA Interagency Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement of (IECME)

Executive Order on the Establishment of the USMCA Interagency Environment Committee

Members of the USMCA Interagency Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement

Information on Submitting Information to the Interagency Environment Committee

Public comments regarding any matter under the USMCA Environment Chapter can be submitted to