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Corporate Lobbyists Will Ensure Canada Will Be Part of Trump’s New NAFTA

The announcement last month that the US and Mexico had reached an agreement to replace NAFTA without Canada surprised trade experts around the globe. A deadline of Aug. 31 was set for the Canadians to join or be left out in the cold – and hit with fresh tariffs. The news was stunning because negotiators for all three countries had been trying to hammer out a new accord for over a year, ever since President Donald Trump followed through on his campaign threat to demand the North American Free Trade Agreement be scrapped or replaced. After the arbitrary deadline passed without any concessions from the Canadians, let alone a finalized deal, Trump once again threatened to exclude Canada from the new NAFTA via Twitter. There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the US after decades of abuse, Canada will be out. Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018 While his blustering included a threat to end NAFTA entirely, it is all bark and no…

Source: Truth Out | Corporate Lobbyists Will Ensure Canada Will Be Part of Trump’s New NAFTA

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Corporate Lobbyists Will Ensure Canada Will Be Part of Trump’s New NAFTA

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