New agreement not popular with some Democrats and Republicans.
He says Canada is working with the U.S. to solve the tit-for-tat tariff dispute; won’t make one set of negotiations contingent on another.
An end to tariffs on steel and aluminum was not part of the USMCA.
This election is a referendum on the first two years of the Trump presidency, and it will have far-reaching ramifications.
Pierre Breton offered support to farmers in his rural riding at a protest that opposed his government’s trade policy.
Review of the agreement suggests it could also mean higher prices for consumers and more inefficiencies for businesses.
No help dealing with Trump’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum exports.
The USMCA first promotes the economic and trade interests of the US within North America.
Accused the Liberals of gaining no new ground and making concessions in the auto, dairy and pharmaceutical sectors.
Even with an agreement, a protectionist White House means more trouble to come.
The new deal is preferable to economic chaos.
New labour and environmental commitments included in the deal, but feds fell short in other areas.
Trudeau said conversations with the industry are already underway to determine what fair compensation will look like.
Canada may increase its de minimis level to $150 for custom duties and $40 for sales taxes.
USMCA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement.