Udall Issues Statement On NAFTA Deal

Udall Issues Statement On NAFTA Deal

Udall Issues Statement On NAFTA Deal

The agreement was signed in principle last week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump and now-former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, during the G-20 Summit in Argentina.

The move comes as leaders in congress mull over the agreement, with neither Republicans nor Democrats happy with the new agreement. "As part of our agreement the United States will be able to lock in our market access to Canada and Mexico and greatly expand our agricultural exports, something we've been wanting to do for many years".

"Make no mistake, we will stand up for our workers and fight for their families and their communities", he said.

She cited a lack of enforcement tools for labour standards, drug company "handouts" and a lack of sufficiently robust measures to cut pollution or combat climate change, particularly in Mexico - and her refusal to use the deal's new name hinted at precisely why Trump wants to do away with the old one. The USMCA requires at least 40 percent of vehicle production to come from factories with an average wage of 16 USA dollars per hour. "While we'll have to watch and ensure we get through this next stage, we have a high level of confidence that's achievable".

"Today's signing comes after two years of pointless uncertainty and reckless threats to NAFTA from the Trump administration, which raised roadblocks to investment and economic progress across New Mexico".

Morneau, speaking to a NY event arranged by Politico, also said it was clear that a negotiating process was starting in the United States which he hoped would lead to Congressional ratification of a new pact created to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

What has Congress said about this?

Trucks move almost $385 billion in goods between the USA and Mexico, and $336 billion in trade between the US and Canada.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has been critical of the new trilateral trade deal.

"The United States, Mexico and Canada worked so well together in crafting this great document".

"As it's now written, Trump's deal won't stop the serious and ongoing harm NAFTA causes for American workers".

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, said she is not yet ready to judge the new trade deal but was dismissive of it. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida tweeted on Friday that the deal as drafted would put Florida's seasonal vegetable growers "out of business".

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