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Trade deal's new name has Trump written all over it

Trade deal's new name has Trump written all over it

The deal will preserve a trade dispute settlement mechanism that Canada fought hard to maintain to protect its lumber industry and other sectors from U.S. anti-dumping tariffs, Canadian sources said.

Wildeboer said the tentative USMCA deal has succeeded where other pacts have not in protecting the North American supply chain.

One key difference: the USCMA would allow USA dairy farmers more access to the Canadian market, particularly with milk powder. "This agreement not only preserves our partnership with these neighbors, but it also shows the United States can get a better deal for American farmers, businesses and families through strong negotiations".

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador embraced the new deal.

Canada also agreed to a quota of 2.6m vehicles exported to the U.S. in the event that Trump imposed 25% global autos tariffs on national security grounds, a side letter to the agreement showed.

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Mr. Wilson raised questions about increasing access to Ontario's dairy market, the remaining steel and aluminum tariffs and a clause that places restrictions on Canada's bilateral trade deals with "non-market" economies such as China. The deal is likely to come into force by 2020, as it will have to be approved by Congress which will vote while it is in session next year. "And this agreement appears to have some positive things in it", said Jim Holte, president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. According to reports, the us and Canada agreed to a framework on an updated treaty.

Automobile manufacturing: Under USMCA, to be free from tariffs, a larger part of a vehicle's parts will be made in North America.

"But these are great deals for our nations and great deals for our workers", he said.

The trade deal with Canada follows an agreement last month between the USA and Mexico, which eliminated some tariffs on goods traded between the two countries.

Trump's director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, told reporters today the deal "sends a signal to China that we are acting as one".

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The NAFTA dispute-resolution process will also be kept in the new deal.

Trump's hard line on trade is having an impact far beyond North America, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying more automakers will be moving factories to the United States.

This will allow them to sign the agreement before Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves office December 1, the date that was the cause of the last minute flurry of activity. "Mexico and Canada will be opened up a lot more than they are now".

Will said IN will also have advantages IN industry because the deal bans other countries from giving money to industries so they can compete against America.

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