Negotiations on a new Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) completed

30 November 2018 – Today the Governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a new trade agreement to update and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994.

The Parties also announced the completion of negotiations on a new Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (ECA) that is expected to supersede the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation of 1994.  The ECA is designed to modernize and enhance the effectiveness of environmental cooperation between the Parties, including by supporting implementation of the strengthened environmental commitments in the trade agreement.  The ECA retains a Commission for Environmental Cooperation with a Council, Secretariat and Joint Public Advisory Committee.

The text of the new Environmental Cooperation Agreement is available on the following websites:




CEC Council - CEC JPAC