US, Canada, Mexico trade deal, USMCA, NAFTA details: dairy, auto, dispute resolution

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had made clear he felt the tariffs should be removed before the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could be signed, but President Donald Trump's administration has refused to act for now.

"The amount that's coming in will be small enough that it won't fundamentally change the structure of the industry in Canada, and we may see consumer prices for processed products go down a little bit, but it's not going to be a sea change", he said in a Skype interview from his Winnipeg office.

"It'll probably or possibly be just USM".

Ford says he is anxious about the impact of Canada's reported concessions on Class 7 milk and access to Ontario's dairy market could have on our agriculture sector.

"We're concerned about the cross border shopping", says Richard Truscott with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. "Class 7 milk pricing in Canada caused problems for USA manufacturers in two different ways", said Eric Meyer, the president of HighGround Dairy in Chicago.

"USMCA will give our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region", Freeland and Lighthizer said in a joint statement.

On Monday, Trump tweeted a congratulatory message to Mexico and Canada. Kushner played a similar role with Mexico - in that case, his close relationship was with Luis Videgeray, the Mexican foreign secretary, helped propel those talks to fruition.

Canada also agreed to a quota of 2.6 million vehicles exported to the United States in the event that Trump imposes 25 percent global autos tariffs on national security grounds.

The pact preserved a key trade dispute settlement mechanism sought by Canada even as Ottawa agreed to open up its dairy markets to US farmers.

Despite the fact that Ottawa had long pushed back hard against allowing the deal to be periodically revisited, officials in the US briefing said the new language includes a provision that will indeed see the deal reviewed every six years.

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"I have long contended that NAFTA was perhaps the worst trade deal ever made".

On dairy the official said Canada essentially gave the US the same access it offered in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement that President Donald Trump rejected.

The United States and Mexico want to push a deal they separately negotiated through their respective legislatures before Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1. Canada will be allowed to export as many as 2.6 million autos before any USA tariffs on foreign cars kick in - effectively an exemption.

"I think Justin is a good person who is doing a good job". And with that, after almost 14 months of tense negotiations, we now have a newly named regional trade agreement.

Trump vowed during his 2016 presidential campaign to tear up current US trade deals, which he blamed for a loss of USA manufacturing jobs.

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.

"Late last night, our deadline, we reached a wonderful new Trade Deal with Canada, to be added into the deal already reached with Mexico".

Canada, the United States' No 2 trading partner, was left out when the US and Mexico reached an agreement last month to revamp NAFTA.

As part of any agreement, Canada looks set to offer increased access to its highly protected dairy market, as it did in separate pacts with the European Union and Pacific nations. It gives US farmers easier access to the Canadian dairy market. -Mexico-Canada trade deal, saying President Trump "deserves praise" for trying to improve upon the old NAFTA.

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