Trump says USMCA doesn’t lift steel, aluminum tariffs

Trump says USMCA doesn’t lift steel, aluminum tariffs

Trump says USMCA doesn’t lift steel, aluminum tariffs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed the landmark agreement as a victory and U.S. President Donald Trump did a victory lap at the White House as industries across Canada took stock of the new era in continental trade.

"Without tariffs we wouldn't be talking about a deal", Trump said after he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed last week to start talks for a bilateral trade agreement on goods.

"I think Justin is a good person who is doing a good job". Automakers looking to avoid duties on vehicles imports will need to use a higher percentage of North American auto parts and pay workers more, a provision created to make USA labor more competitive.

"The threat of capricious auto tariffs has been lifted, stabilizing future investment" said Dias in a statement.

President Donald Trump says his administration uses tariffs to negotiate trade deals.

The new agreement makes modest revisions to a trade deal Trump once called a "disaster", easing uncertainty for companies reliant on tariff-free commerce among the three countries.

"When we had the original NAFTA agreements, and Americans were given bigger access to the Canadian market, NAFTA recognized that those industry licences needed to be grandfathered", he said.

In another tweet, Mr. Trump said the new agreement "greatly opens markets to our Farmers and Manufacturers, reduce [s] Trade Barriers to the USA and will bring all three Great Nations closer together in competition with the rest of the world". In August past year, he started a review of the trade pact with Mexico and Canada that opened up negotiations.

Trudeau repeatedly made the point that he had managed to preserve the protected domestic market, which some US interest groups said should be scrapped.

The official says the agreement preserves a NAFTA dispute-resolution process that the US wanted to jettison.

Other contentious, so-called US poison pills - which would have limited Canada and Mexico's ability to bid on lucrative USA procurement projects - are gone.

"This is a truly extraordinary agreement for the US, Canada and Mexico". "We'll get rid of the name NAFTA", he told the press, because it "had a bad connotation because the United States was hurt very badly by NAFTA for many years".

Dias said he is not thrilled by what Canada conceded in the dairy sector, but he believes there will be a solution out of discussions between the government and the dairy lobby.

Canada's dairy industry, in particular, has been in American crosshairs for months, with the United States demanding more access to this country's market, as well as changes to parts of Canada's domestic milk-pricing system.

The U.S. and Canada are on the verge of a deal after making progress on contentious issues, people familiar with the talks said, speaking on condition of anonymity as negotiations continue.

"When Bob Lighthizer said, 'What happened?" "The Government has conceded access to our domestic market to the USA, affecting our ability to produce Canadian milk".

Hundreds of pages of the agreement released early on Monday contain updated arrangements for Canada's dairy industry and measures aimed at shifting lower-paid auto manufacturing jobs from Mexico. American dairy products will see less duties when accessing the Canadian market, while B.C. wines will have to share grocery store shelf space with US companies. Dairy Farmers objected to this, too, but the once-obscure dairy classification had become a lightning rod of discontent for Trump.

"The concessions amount to very small increases in the quantity of products that could come into Canada without facing the high border taxes that are in place", said Cardwell. But analysts say the new deal doesn't look very different from the trade dynamics that have governed the USA and its neighbors for decades.

Trudeau arrived at his office Sunday night but did not comment as he walked by reporters ahead of the unusual late meeting with his ministers.

A side letter published along with the main text of the agreement exempts a percentage of eligible auto exports from the tariffs.

Stock markets rallied on Monday as news of the agreement spread.

However, the new agreement has B.C. agreeing to scrap the restrictions that prevent USA wines from also showing up on grocery-store shelves.

"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".

He predicted the renamed U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, would "easily" pass Congress after he signs it by late November.

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