President Trump calls the new US, Mexico and Canada trade deal a “landmark” agreement. Says it contains the most ambitious environmental and labor protections of any trade agreement ever and says he looks forward to working with Congress to get it fully implemented.
Donald Trump calls Canadian PM Justin Trudeau ‘a great friend’, adding: ‘This has been a battle, and battles sometimes make great friendships.’ US President calls the deal ‘a truly ground-breaking achievement.’
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has begun speaking: “The new agreement lifts the risk of serious economic uncertainty that lingers throughout a trade renegotiation process. Uncertainty that would only have gotten worse and more damaging had we not reached a new NAFTA.”
“Together, we are stronger and more competitive” says President of México Enrique Peña Nieto.
Pena Nieto is on the last day of his presidency. Notes that the 3 countries ‘are ready to begin a new chapter in our shared history. The 3 leaders are now sitting down to sign the directive documents for the renegotiated NAFTA.
— Department of State (@StateDept) November 30, 2018
American workers, jobs, agriculture, and intellectual property are all big winners in the USMCA trade agreement. @POTUS promised we would renegotiate bad trade deals and get great ones — and that’s exactly what we did with USMCA. Congratulations @POTUS!
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) November 30, 2018
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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