Bye NAFTA, Hello United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

No more NAFTA, hello United States-Mexico-Canada agreement! Did this deal just seal the fate of the Republican party heading into the midterm elections?

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Canada just agreed to sign on to a trade deal between the United States and Mexico, revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement after negotiating it for a year. The US and Canada governments agreed to allow US farmers greater access to Canada’s dairy market and address concerns about potential concerns about US auto tariffs, according to CNN.

“It will strengthen the middle class, and create good, well-paying jobs and new opportunities for the nearly half billion people who call North America home,” US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canada Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a joint statement.

President Trump said the agreement was a “great deal” for all three countries.

“The USMCA is a historic transaction!” Trump said on Twitter.

Some experts said that negotiating the deal may have strained the United States’ relationship with Canada, who waited until last minute to sign onto the agreement.

“We have really hurt relationships with our major ally … for the sake of a few gallons of milk,” Jeffrey Rosensweig, a business professor from Emory University said.

Many lawmakers expressed that they would not support the deal if it didn’t include Canada. “It would be a monumental mistake to do this without Canada,” US Senator Ron Wyden said. “It’s basically surrendering on fixing NAFTA.”

Since Canada and Mexico are the United States’ two biggest export markets, a deal that left one of them out could possibly cause chaos for businesses that rely on trade between the countries, according to CNN.

Some of the goods traded between the countries include vehicles, machinery, and agricultural products.

What do you think, did this deal just seal the fate of the Republican party heading into the midterm elections? Read more about this story on CNN here.


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No more NAFTA, hello United States-Mexico-Canada agreement! Did this deal just seal the fate of the Republican party heading into the midterm elections?

Totals
68% Pretty much
32% Don’t think so
Males
65% Pretty much
35% Don’t think so
Females
73% Pretty much
27% Don’t think so

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