Trade deal with Mexico, Canada restores some certainty for Colorado farmers


President Trump is heading to the battleground state of MI on Thursday to promote the benefits for the US auto industry of his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

"And when some of the people from the media - I'm going to be very nice today - the people from the media went out to the farms, and they went out to Iowa, and they went to Nebraska, they went to all of the different - numerous different states - and they said, 'What do you think about what the president is doing?' They all - I don't think I heard one negative - no matter who it was, no matter which network".

"Today, we are finally ending the NAFTA nightmare and signing into law the brand-new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement", Trump told the crowd.

"The main thing about USMCA is the general lowering of tariffs, or tax rates", said Lucas.

"So demand wise, I don't expect a huge increase of [U.S.] dairy going in that direction".

The legislative path the deal must follow will see it debated in the House of Commons and Senate, and in their committees, and while Freeland suggested that process has its merits, she stressed the need to move quickly.

In the past, Canada has marked US wheat exports at a lower grade compared to Canadian wheat. Part of the USMCA gives American dairy farmers more access to markets in Canada.

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Arriving passengers will answer questions about any respiratory symptoms and will also have their temperature taken, he said . In this file photograph taken on January 12, 2020, a woman walks in front of the closed Huanan wholesale seafood market .

"Mexico and Canada agreed to new labour protections that my administration negotiated", Trump said, later adding, "This is something we really put our heart into". "It was a key development for our wheat to be marked for human consumption instead of feed grade". President Sergio Contreras of the RGV Partnership and the Border Trade Alliance said the same of the South Texas economy.

The influential United Autoworkers said the new deal would not restore hundreds of thousands of USA manufacturing jobs lost to Mexico after NAFTA, and vowed to be aggressive in pushing for enforcement of the trade agreement's provisions.

He said his concerns about NAFTA-triggered outsourcing had triggered his run for the presidency in 2016. "It's a very important relationship".

For Trump, the "colossal victory" of USMCA fits neatly into his "America first" campaign message ahead of a hard November reelection fight and his current battle to see off impeachment over alleged abuse of power and obstruction of congress.

"It's job security - long-term job security because the old deal was antiquated", said Brian Block of Shelby Township. "We are a supporter of a voluntary program, we think the producer should be able to pick their program".

New provisions deter online piracy, extend the minimum protections of industrial designs to 15 years and ensure a 10-year data protection period for agricultural chemicals.

Arizona exported $7.7 billion in goods to Mexico and $2.2 billion to Canada in 2018, according to data from the U.S. Trade Representative, while importing $9 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively. "Plain and simple. It made our labor market less competitive and a more America friendly trade agreement was needed".