Trump Claims Win as U.S., Mexico, Canada Sign New Trade Deal

President Donald Trump center shakes hands with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto looks on after they signed a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal during a

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the proposed successor to NAFTA, would allow the first $150 (Canadian) of goods bought in the US and shipped to Canada to be duty-free.

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will replace the outdated, failed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "This will help stop auto jobs from going overseas and it will bring back auto jobs that have already left".

But instead of adopting Trump's nakedly transparent branding strategy on Friday, Trudeau referred to the deal in his remarks as the "new North American Free Trade Agreement", as the LA Times pointed out.

The USMCA replaces NAFTA, a pact Trump roundly criticized during his 2016 presidential campaign, terming it the worst trade deal in history and blaming it for the loss of American manufacturing jobs since it went into effect in 1994. He added later: "We've taken a lot of barbs and a little abuse, and we got there".

According to Harig, closer economic ties among the three countries have benefited US consumers and food retailers by reducing costs, broadening supply networks, improving eating quality, increasing assurance about food safety and lowering product losses.

After the signing by three leaders, the U.S. International Trade Commission will have up to 105 days to complete a report on the economic impact of the agreement, which could be ready by mid-March.

That could prove to be an overly optimistic assessment. Trump had commented how the USA did not like Canada's negotiation style.

The text of the USMCA must still be reviewed and approved by each country's congress before it can be made into law.

Trudeau used the signing ceremony to point that further cooperation is needed and alluded to the existing tariffs on steel.

President Donald Trump Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau right and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Neto left participate in the USMCA signing ceremony Friday Nov. 30 2018 in Buenos Aires Argentina

On his last day in office, Pena Nieto said the agreement advances the countries toward greater integration.

Trump, Trudeau and Nieto failed to mention the LGBT provisions during the event in which they signed the agreement.

Nieto said the new agreement was "the first trade agreement that incorporates elements that address the social impact of worldwide trade; it enables the participation of more sectors in the economy".

The Canadian prime minister agreed that it will "protect jobs, strengthen the middle class and create new opportunities for businesses". Representative Nancy Pelosi, who was nominated this week to lead the caucus as Speaker, said Thursday that she would oppose the deal due to inadequate protections for workers.

The open letter, which is signed by DFC's President and the chairs of all 10 provincial dairy associations, states that government officials had assured dairy farmers that the issue of the U.S. oversight had not been agreed to by Canada, and would not be part of the final agreement.

While Trump hailed the revised trade pact, Trudeau was more measured and used the event to call on Trump to remove the steel and aluminium tariffs the USA slapped on Canada and Mexico. "For us to take advantage of that, obviously we can't have tariffs".

More than 40 GOP members signed a letter sent to Trump earlier this month, urging him not to sign the USMCA with this language in it, They argued that it threatens the country's authority to decide how to tackle civil rights. "The USMCA will be fantastic for all!" he said.

Meanwhile, a number of lawmakers and business groups are trying to push for the removal of US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, which have inflicted harm upon American manufacturers and consumers, raising costs for a wide array of industries.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters Friday that Canada is calling the deal CUSMA because all Canadian treaties in Canadian documents begin with Canada.

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