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Just a few days ago Trump attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his negotiating team, and had demanded major changes to NAFTA. Some of these provisions might be hard to enforce, but the Trump administration says it is committed to ensuring these happen - a reason United States labour unions and some Democrats are cheering the new rules.
Some Alberta agricultural producers say they're relieved the new Canada-U.S. -Mexico free trade agreement largely maintains the status quo.
Dan Ujczo, a trade lawyer with Dickinson Wright, tells the Post, "the heavy lift is going to be getting a trade deal through the next Congress in 2019 as well as ratification by Mexico's new Congress and in Canada during federal election year".
Negotiations between Washington and Beijing remain deadlocked after the Trump administration followed through with another round of import taxes on Chinese goods last month, leading to retaliatory tariffs and the cancellation of high-level trade talks. In August past year, he started a review of the trade pact with Mexico and Canada that opened up negotiations.
"There are several sticking points", he acknowledged. The war all began shortly after Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Canada and spoke out against our Prime Minister.
Canada's government had faced strong opposition to elements of the revised pact from the country's dairy farmers. The Canadian dollar and Mexican peso also made gains on foreign exchanges. The United States and Canada will phase out the mechanism, while Mexico will keep it in place in sectors where the government plays a prominent role, such as energy.
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He said although the agreement "may not be the best deal", it is better than no deal at all, and will put the Canadian economy into a growth mode.
Trump has wanted a complete overhaul of NAFTA, arguing the quarter-century-old pact has been unfair to the United States. But López Obrador said Friday that he would not try to reopen talks, calling into question the validity of the negotiators' self-imposed deadline.
"It's too soon to declare victory or defeat - let's just slow our roll before deciding", Celeste Drake, a trade specialist at the AFL-CIO, told ABC News, noting that the latest draft of the deal she saw included text such as "not available or in draft form or missing".
Eighty-four percent of aluminum produced in Canada, or 2.5 million metric tons, is exported to the USA each year, meaning the 10 percent tariff imposed by the Trump administration poses a significant threat to the Canadian industry. Total U.S. trade with the two countries previous year topped $1.1 trillion.
A senior USA administration official said the final rewrite is a "fantastic agreement" and he called it "a big win for the United States, Mexico and Canada".
Auto rules: Members must produce 75% of a vehicle for it to pass through the countries duty-free, up from 62.5%.
Alcoa Corp., a USA aluminum producer with smelters in Canada, said it was "disappointed" there was no resolution to the Section 232 tariffs on aluminum. When a reporter suggested he seemed confident of approval after his announcement, he said he was "not at all confident" - but not because of the deal's merits or defects. Critics included American labor unions and Ross Perot, a businessman and third-party presidential candidate, who warned of a "giant sucking sound" as employers would relocate jobs to low-wage Mexico.
The United States, Canada, and Mexico have made an agreement on a new trade deal that replaces NAFTA.