Anti-Corruption Chapter Included in USMCA
Anti-coruption has been addressed in the trade agreement between the US, Mexico, and Canada. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed into law by President Trump on January 29, 2020 includes the first ever chapter on corruption. This new chapter represents a commitment to support each nation's efforts to combat bribery and corruption. It requires each party to adopt or maintain standards that prohibit a public official from soliciting or accepting a bribe; bribing a public official, including a foreign public official; and aiding or abetting any such offenses. All parties must also adopt or maintain standards to protect accusers that report to competent authorities.