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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland make their way to hold a press conference regarding the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the National Press Theatre, in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Trump had described Nafta as a bad deal for Americans and threatened to eliminate it as part of his "America First" agenda. But Canadian arrogance didn't play well with the Mexicans, who pre-empted Canada with a US-Mexican trade deal, which gave away the dispute-resolution mechanism.

Under the new trade agreement, the United States will also have increased access to Canada's dairy market, and the latter has also eliminated two major quota and pricing systems limiting trade.

In addition, the two countries agreed to shield Canada from automobile tariffs imposed by the U.S.

Perhaps the most visible and immediate impact will be on Hoosier dairy farms. Canada also agreed to open up some of its dairy market to United States producers.

The trade agreement will no longer be known as the North American Free Trade Agreement, instead being labelled the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Mr Trump said it was "truly historic".

The quota would allow for significant growth in tariff-free automotive exports from Canada above current production levels of about 2 million units, safeguarding Canadian plants.

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He further added, "we defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices". Trump made Saudi Arabia his first stop on his maiden worldwide trip as president previous year .

And then finally this this kind of half deal we had with less than Mexico.

"It's going to be extremely hard to get into those large market areas if we have to go through the United States", Raitt said after question period. The new U.S. -Mexico-Canada agreement would sunset Class 7 and open wider Canada's need for milk products to American businesses.

It represents "one last effort at being punitive against Canada" and also telegraphs the Trump White House's priorities on worldwide trade, with Mexico literally coming before Canada, he added.

"Our economies have evolved in the almost 25 years since NAFTA was signed, and the Trump Administration deserves credit for reaching a modern, improved agreement with our two most important trading partners".

This article of the agreement also defines a "non-market" country as "a country that on the date of signature of this agreement at least one Party has determined to be a non-market economy for purposes of its trade remedy laws and is a country with which no Party has a free trade agreement". The US will also benefit from duty-free exports of particular types of cheese to Mexico.

After pledging to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Trudeau government during negotiations with the United States and Mexico, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has taken a more critical tone since the deal was announced, repeatedly asking about compensation for the province's agriculture sector. And I think honestly we're still working through it.


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