Trump to kill old NAFTA to push Congress to approve USMCA

Trump to kill old NAFTA to push Congress to approve USMCA

Canada, the United States and Mexico on Friday formally signed the U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, according to the Canadian television network CTV.

"Just so you understand, when I do that - if for any reason we're unable to make a deal because of Congress then Congress will have a choice" of the new deal or returning to trade rules from before 1994 when NAFTA took effect, he said.

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Canada takes seriously comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump about withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from MA, speaks at American University in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

Congressional Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, who is in line to become Speaker of the House in January, have criticized the proposed NAFTA replacement as not going far enough to protect the environment or workers in the U.S. Mexico. Kevin Kester, President of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, says "U.S. beef producers are one step closer to "unrestricted, science-based trade continuing in North America". This new deal - the full extent of which has not been released - will require approval in the next Congress.

Not everyone agrees. The U.S. constitution specifically deprives the president of the power to regulate commerce, argues Joel Trachtman, a trade expert and professor of global law at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. And he rejects President Trump's contention their new trade agreement is final.

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Legislators in Canada and Mexico must still approve the pact.

"I don't see how they get this ratified by Congress", Toomey said. While some argue a withdrawal must be approved by Congress, others point to a pattern of historical practice in which presidents have unilaterally withdrawn from treaties "for most of the 20century", said Bradley.

'We (will) get rid of NAFTA, ' he told reporters. Most notably, the USMCA gives tariff-free access to imported USA wheat for long-time flour-milling customers in Mexico. Ms Pelosi described the deal on Friday as a "work in progress" her members could not yet support. "I'm hopeful that it will", Senator Sherrod Brown answered.

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

"As now drafted this deal will put Florida seasonal vegetable growers out of business", Rubio wrote.

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