Canada says it takes Trump's talk of NAFTA withdrawal seriously

Canada says it takes Trump's talk of NAFTA withdrawal seriously

Canada says it takes Trump's talk of NAFTA withdrawal seriously

"I will be formally terminating NAFTA shortly".

National Farmers Union (NFU) said that while USMCA makes important improvements over NAFTA, the deal now does not go far enough to institute a fair trade framework that benefits family farmers and ranchers and restores sovereignty to the US.

Earlier this month I sent a letter to President Trump, along with 45 co-signers from the U.S. House of Representatives, urging him to remove the SOGI language before signing the agreement with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and Trudeau on November 30. Millions of products arrive in USA ports annually and are then transported by trucks. But with Democrats taking over the House of Representatives in January, the president could have an upward battle to get the new deal cleared.

On Sunday, Henry Connelly, a spokesman for Pelosi, told the New York Times that it was "disappointing but not surprising" that Trump was trying to force Congress to approve the new deal.

The president also said that China would buy massive amounts of agricultural products from the US and that Xi agreed to make criminal opioid exportation one of the hardest-punished crimes in the country.

"President Trump campaigned against the major flaws in global trade agreements that the original NAFTA created the framework for, and rightly so".

Legislators in Canada and Mexico must still approve the pact.

If the president follows through on his threat, congressional leaders will have six months to pass the measure.

"Now that the agreement has been signed, the Senate Finance Committee will review it with a fine-tooth comb and have the opportunity to weigh in", Grassley said in a statement. "NFU urges Congress to ensure the administration negotiates improvements to USMCA to create a fair trade framework that benefits family farmers, ranchers and rural communities". And while there are some instances in which the president has acted unilaterally to terminate commercial treaties, far more cases have involved the participation of Congress, he said. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a leader on the issue, argued that there is precedent for reopening the agreement and making changes at this stage. It's been a disaster for the United States.

President Trump said he will give Congress an ultimatum on the USMCA deal. Mr Trump had told lawmakers he would veto any bill that did not include US$5 billion for a southern border wall, raising the prospect of a partial government shutdown.

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

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