Farm organizations unhappy as Trudeaus signs USMCANovember 30, 2018 2:09pm
Despite open letters from organizations like the Dairy Farmers of Canada and the National Farmer’s Union urging the Prime Minister to stop short on signing a new trade deal with the United States and Mexico, Justin Trudeau put pen-to-paper today to make the deal official.
Trudeau says the deal lifts uncertainty surrounding the 15-month negotiation process, something that could have gotten a lot worse if the parties had not reached a new agreement.
The signing follows days of speculation as to whether Canada would sign the USMCA at all.
The deal preserves a dispute-resolution system that the US wanted gone, but allows U.S. Farmers a 3.6% share of Canada’s market for poultry, eggs and dairy products, a concession that has dismayed Canadian dairy producers.