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USMCA approval will trigger investment, growth - Mexico foreign minister

MEXICO CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Thursday that a new North American trade deal will start a new phase of investment and growth for Mexico, ending a period of uncertainty.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), sending the deal which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the Senate for consideration early in 2020. (Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon)