E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Electronic Commerce Provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed in November 2018 at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires. Out of the thirty-four chapters in the agreement, Chapter 19, titled “Digital Trade,” is specifically dedicated to electronic commerce provisions. This note examines the provisions included in the digital trade chapter of the agreement, and compares them to the issues discussed in the plurilateral electronic commerce negotiations in the WTO.