Revised NAFTA deal has new name: USMCA

04 October, 2018, 08:39 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
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"The best estimate that we have now is that the additional sales that the USA will be able to send into Canada will equal less than 2 percent of total USA sales by value of dairy products", O'Connor said.

They point to the rising trade tensions between the United States and China as the likely impetus behind the provision.

This clause could be used to prevent China from trying to circumvent the steep tariffs that the USA has slapped on Chinese imports by funneling its merchandise through either Canada or Mexico.

One thing is clear: President Donald Trump wanted a new name for an agreement he has repeatedly denounced as a disaster for his country.

"It is a great deal for all three countries, solves the many deficiencies and mistakes in NAFTA, greatly opens markets to our Farmers and Manufacturers, reduces Trade Barriers to the USA and will bring all three Great Nations together in competition with the rest of the world", he continued.

President Trump touted this deal as being one to pour "cash and jobs" into the us and North America, though Hill is cautious.

In addition to the changes to the dairy market in Canada, officials said it includes stronger protections for workers, tough environmental rules, and updates the trade relationship to cover the digital economy and provides "groundbreaking" intellectual property protections, the official told reporters.

Canada has reached a deal with the rescue NAFTA, the landmark trade agreement that Donald Trump has called the "worst deal ever", according to multiple reports.

"I'm not happy, I'm ecstatic", Marshall said of the deal.

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NAFTA is out, USMCA is in.

In the end, the dispute-resolution mechanisms from NAFTA remain largely intact in the new deal, that Trump christened the USMCA. Canada's participation in a modernized NAFTA is crucial for the growth and prosperity of our city and our state.

Earlier, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" that by Monday morning 'you will have some news one way or another that big and perhaps market-moving'.

O'Connor said the US needs an incentive for individual farmers not to overproduce, much like Canada's quota system.

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the recently announced U.S., Mexico, Canada trade agreement.

Since NAFTA took effect in 1994, trade among the three North American nations has jumped to more than $1.2 trillion.

USMCA will benefit the United States in numerable areas, and the new agreement will undergo a review process every six years, expiring after 16 years.

Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, said he expected Canada's government to continue to support the industry after the USMCA breakthrough.

O'Connor said these issues could be addressed by Congress before it approves the trade agreement. "They may be willing to do that for political purposes", he said.



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