A close look at Trump's claims on trade deal

02 December, 2018, 15:33 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Canada on track for Friday signing of USMCA once details finalized: Freeland

"We need to keep working to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum between our countries", Trudeau said, standing next to Trump at the ceremony.

While Trump hailed the revised trade pact, Trudeau was more measured and used the event to call on Trump to remove the steel and aluminum tariffs the USA slapped on Canada and Mexico.

President Donald Trump, along with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the USMCA trade agreement on Friday before the G20 summit.

"Revamping the new trade agreement was aimed to preserve the view of an integrated North America with the firm belief that together we are stronger and more competitive", he said in remarks translated from Spanish.

The new agreement must be ratified by the parliaments in each of the three countries in order to take effect.

Democrats have signaled they won't support the deal without additional protections for workers, though it calls for some more safeguards than the agreement it would replace. During the contentious negotiations that led to the USMCA, Trump repeatedly threatened to pull out altogether.

"In addition, we urge the administration to turn its full attention to other trade issues that are harming our state, including the retaliatory tariffs China has levied on ME lobster and import taxes on steel that have significantly increased costs for manufacturers", the senators said.

"Today's signing of the USMCA by the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada is another important step on modernizing and improving the trading relationship between our nations to ensure free trade is truly fair trade".

Nieto said the new agreement was "the first trade agreement that incorporates elements that address the social impact of global trade; it enables the participation of more sectors in the economy".

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"Maybe he did, maybe he didn't", Mr. Trump said last week.

They agreed on a deal in principle to govern the more than trillion dollars of mutual trade after a year and a half of acrimonious negotiations concluded with a late-night bargain just an hour before a deadline on September 30.

'Our objective has always been to sign this agreement on November 30 and we are on track to hit that objective, ' Freeland said shortly after the Canadian delegation arrived in Argentina, according to the Canadian Press.

"I believe that if we don't see more progress at these talks I think Trump will move forward with even higher tariffs on China", Moore warned.

Other documents related to the agreement that were signed include a critical side letter on the automotive sector that could ensure Canada avoids punitive tariffs on its auto exports to the United States if the Trump administration proceeds with threats to begin taxing foreign vehicles and automotive parts at up to 25 per cent. The bad NAFTA will soon be gone. The US President claimed the update "changes the trade landscape forever".

"We've taken a lot of barbs and a little abuse and we got there", Trump said thanking Trudeau and Pena Nieto.

In June this year, Washington introduced a 25-percent tariff on steel imports and a 10-percent tariff on aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada and the EU.

Trump faces a series of diplomatic challenges over the weekend, most notably whether he can strike an agreement with Xi.

Trump opened Friday with a cordial meeting at the Casa Rosada with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, a longtime business acquaintance.

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