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Nafta: US and Canada reach new trade deal

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1 October, 2018 11:21 AM



Nafta: US and Canada reach new trade deal

Relations between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have occasionally been fraught/ AFP

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The US and Canada have reached a deal to reform the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) after last minute negotiations.

The deal is said to involve more US access to Canada's dairy market and a cap on Canada's car exports to the US.

Nafta governs more than $1tr (£767bn) in trade between the two and Mexico, according to BBC report.

Mexico and the US have already agreed new terms, and only recently it looked as if Canada could be excluded in a final agreement.

"Today, Canada and the United States reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement," US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a joint statement.

The agreement "will give our workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region."


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