Robotics & Geopolitics: U.S. Uses Trade Deals, Military Robotics to Its Advantage

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USMCA could help U.S. tech at neighbors’ expense

Robotics development: Hours before a midnight deadline on Sept. 30, the U.S. and Canada signed a trade deal that the U.S. and Mexico had already agreed to. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a major overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Tucked between various sections of the USMCA is an area dedicated to protecting digital technologies. This has implications for automation suppliers and users.

Geopolitical significance: The USMCA is the most important North American trade agreement in recent history. And while it still awaits congressional approval in the U.S. and Mexico and parliamentary approval in Canada, it may be a model of the kind of trade deals the U.S. government is seeking around the world.

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