Manufacturers relieved, dairy farmers angry in wake of NAFTA replacement deal


"The announced concessions on dairy in the new USMCA deal demonstrates once again that the Canadian government is willing to sacrifice our domestic dairy production when it comes time to make a deal", Pierre Lampron, the lobby group's president says.

The new USMCA doesn't have any provisions to solve the dispute over steel and aluminum - 25 per cent tariffs on imports to the USA were introduced this spring and summer.

Ujczo is keeping a close eye on how this new version of the trade agreement will impact Arizona.

The Progressive Conservative government said it will be speaking with industry representatives to determine the impact of the new trade deal.

"The new trade deal will open doors and illuminate the tariffs so there will virtually be free trade between Canada, United States and Mexico, which is great", Martin said.

"How we can ensure not just that they're OK, but that they continue to have confidence in the future of the dairy sector in Canada". He noted US dairy is gaining access to 3.6 percent of Canada's dairy market through the deal, "greater than what would have been achieved through the Trans-Pacific Partnership".

But hard as it might be on the farmers, the deal is important for Canada's prosperity. "But based on reports, I am pleased that the deal includes a provision I pushed for to eliminate an unfair milk pricing system that has hurt NY dairy farmers' ability to export to Canada". "The illegal steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the U.S. earlier this year should have been lifted with this agreement, and I urge the Canadian government to redouble its efforts to eliminate these tariffs", he said.

"We still have too much milk", Shoemaker said. With U.S. President Donald Trump's irrational obsession over the tiny fraction of trade represented by dairy, few people could be surprised that this was where Canada would yield.

The new pact is being called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA.

Monroe says the USA pork sector has been in expansion mode but the uncertainty we've seen around exports over the past year has inhibited investments.

"What this means for Saskatchewan's family dairy farms, because all of our dairy farms in Saskatchewan are run by families in rural areas, this means that there is going to be a loss of income for them", Smith said. "Canada's unions are concerned and seeking more details on provisions around egg and poultry exports and imports", said Yussuff.

"We've already given away a portion of our market to Europe, to Asia and now to the United States", he said.

He said Canada is also aiming to remove interprovincial trade for "frustrated" Canadians as it works with all provinces including two new governments - in Quebec and New Brunswick. "We have a lot of cows, and we have a lot of cows producing milk". It still must be ratified by the legislatures of all three nations. "The environmental impact of a 20,000 cow farm, the social impact of hiring principally undocumented labour below minimum wage to work in the farms, those are things that are very common in the US and completely unacceptable in Canada".