Island dairy farmers fear losses under new NAFTA

Trump: Trade deal returns US to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’

Trump: Trade deal returns US to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’

The United States has agreed to a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

But he stressed the government is committed to compensating them for any financial hit.

The US dairy industry has for many years produced a huge surplus of milk, to the point where dairy farmers have had to dump millions of gallons of milk into the garbage, and the government has even had to purchase huge quantities of surplus cheese.

President Trump on Monday announced a hard-fought trade pact with Canada and Mexico meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying the deal would bring a "new dawn" for American auto workers. For dairy farmers the concern is that the cost of milk has been exceeding what they sell it for. The surplus keeps prices low, but is bad for dairy farmers; an estimated 10 percent of American dairy farms shut down in the past year alone.

The foundation has long called for the scrapping of Canada's supply managed dairy industry, which effectively controls markets through production quotas, fixed pricing and heavy tariffs on imports ranging between 246 and 300 per cent.

That's the same approach it took with CETA, the trade deal granting greater market access to European dairy producers. Marie, Ont., says the new trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico, is one he wouldn't have signed.

That money comes in the form of grants to farms to update their equipment.

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The pact also gives the USA greater access to Canada's dairy market.

The U.S. -China strife is also rooted in longstanding conflict between the two countries, which has put the American ideas of free trade at odds with China's state-led development structure. The Trump administration set a September 30 deadline for Canada to join the agreement, or tariffs would be placed on vehicles exported to the U.S.

"Democrats will closely scrutinize the text of the Trump administration's NAFTA proposal and look forward to further analyses and conversations with stakeholders", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. "We are concerned, however, with increasing barriers for product sourcing (country of origin requirements) and wage standards that drive up costs for everyone, while protecting only a few jobs at the expense of many others", they wrote. Canada exports more parts than completed vehicles to the US, although Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota have large vehicle assembly plants in Ontario. However, under USMCA, new quotas will be set which are expected to increase market access for United States farmers.

The measures in the new deal - which Mr Trump dubbed "US MCA" - "will support many - hundreds of thousands - American jobs". The United States remains our most important trading partner, and will be for the foreseeable future.

Canada has vowed to provide compensation for dairy farmers but details are not yet known.

The deal will preserve a trade dispute settlement mechanism that Canada fought hard to maintain to protect its lumber industry and other sectors from USA anti-dumping tariffs, Canadian sources said.

Co-owner Pat McCormick believes the change will help his sixth-generation family farm rebound.

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