Trump barrels into G-20 summit after nixing Putin meeting

Flags of Canada Mexico and the U.S

Flags of Canada Mexico and the U.S

The deal emerged in early October, months after Trump hit Mexico and Canada with tariffs on their steel and aluminum products - a move set off retaliatory tariffs and negotiations to create a new trade pact.

There is more work to be done, Trudeau said, calling the recent announcement that General Motors will close plants in Canada and the United States "a heavy blow".

The pact with Mexico and Canada stands as a "model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever", he said at a signing ceremony with the other leaders Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many trade analysts say the successor to NAFTA isn't all that different from the original one, despite Trump's claim that it would "transform North America back into a manufacturing powerhouse".

Legislators from the three countries must still approve the pact, officially known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), before it goes into effect and replaces NAFTA. The deal will also need approval of the House, which transfers to Democratic control in January.

The current duty-free threshold is only $20 (Canadian), or about $15 (U.S.).

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) opens 3.6 per cent of Canada's dairy market to tariff-free imports and limits Canada's global dairy exports of skim-milk powder, baby formula and milk-protein concentrates.

And even as Trump, Trudeau and Peña Nieto - on his final day in office -signed the accord on the sidelines of the summit, officials from the three countries continued to haggle over terms for lifting United States tariffs, according to The Washington Post.

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Nieto explained the USMCA "is the first trade agreement that incorporates elements that address the social impact of worldwide trade; it enables the participation of more sectors in the economy".

"It is really an incredible way to end a presidency", Trump said to Pena Nieto, promoting applause from the Mexican officials in the audience.

So important. I'm honored to be here with president Enrique Peña Nieto, become a great friend of Mexico, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who has also become a great friend.

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. And while we don't know the final details of the USMCA, we do know that it largely resembles, in many ways, what was there before. The United States is naturally putting America first with USMCA. However, ongoing differences over steel and aluminum tariffs the USA has imposed on its northern and southern neighbors encroached on the celebratory moment.

Mr. Trump has said US intelligence reports on the crime don't establish conclusively whether the crown prince was involved in planning the murder or knew about it in advance.

On Thursday, as Trump was leaving Washington for Argentina, his former attorney and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about that project, and implicated the president.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a likely 2020 presidential candidate, said she will oppose the new deal, saying it won't stop the "serious and ongoing harm NAFTA causes for American workers". The news ensured any meeting with Putin would have put a spotlight on the special counsel's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow during the campaign.

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