By strengthening trade and investment rules and procedures, this agreement has proven to be a solid foundation for building Canada`s prosperity and has set a valuable example of the benefits of trade liberalization for the rest of the world. The new agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico will serve to strengthen Canada`s strong economic ties with the United States and Mexico. In late 2019, the Trump administration won Democratic support in Congress at the USMCA after agreeing to incorporate greater labor law enforcement. In the updated Pact, the parties agreed on a number of changes: the rules of origin for the automotive industry were strengthened, so that 75% of each vehicle must come from the Member States, compared to 62.5%; And new work rules have been added, which require that 40 percent of each vehicle come from factories that pay at least $16 an hour. A proposal to extend intellectual property protection for U.S. pharmaceuticals — a long-time red line for the U.S. .