Mexico's president-elect wants to rename USMCA in Spanish

 Mexico's president-elect wants to rename USMCA in Spanish
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Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE's preferred acronym for a free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada is not "adequate" in Spanish.
 
Lopez Obrador said in a tweet his chief trade negotiator, Jesús Seade, alerted him the acronym for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement does not suit Mexican law, under which the trade pact would be a formal treaty, not an agreement.
 
The USMCA is set to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), once ratified by the three countries' legislatures.
 
In Spanish, NAFTA is known as TLCAN, short for "Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte."
 
Trump insisted on the name change after vilifying NAFTA as the "worst trade deal ever." 
 
But the distinction between "treaty" and "agreement" is important to the investment community, as Mexican law regards treaties ratified by its Senate to be above federal laws and only below the constitution.
 
López Obrador said in a series of additional tweets that the pact's name in Spanish should start with a "T" for "treaty," in deference to Mexican law, and that it should be pronounceable in Spanish.
 
He added that in consultations with the outgoing secretaries of foreign affairs and the economy, Luis Videgaray and Ildefonso Guajardo respectively, Mexican officials agreed the new name would list the three countries, to match Trump's English-language rebranding of the agreement.
 
 
López Obrador also started a Twitter poll with two proposed names for the treaty: TEUMECA ("Tratado Estados Unidos-México-Canadá") and T-MEC ("Tratado México-Estados Unidos-Canadá"), as well as an option for "none of the above."