Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Canadian dairy farmers sound off on new trade deal

'It's like a death by a thousand cuts': Manitoba dairy farmers react to new trade agreement Dairy farmers say new trade agreement with U.S. has ‘sold them out’
Laurie Berry | 05 October, 2018, 23:54

"Our economic partnership has been reaffirmed, but trust can't be rebuilt with the stroke of a pen", Paris tweeted.

The Trump administration particularly takes issue with China's tactic of imposing tariffs on products produced by some of the USA president's key supporters, such as farmers in the midwestern United States.

Expected winners out of it are the auto and agricultural industries.

Meanwhile, U.S. grain and livestock producers were happy to see they will continue to enjoy tariff-free exports of grains and meat to Mexico and Canada.

"Today, that country is offering hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure loans to governments from Asia to Africa to Europe to even Latin America, yet the terms of those loans are opaque at best and the benefits flow overwhelmingly to Beijing", the text said. We are hopeful that the USMCA will ensure continued market access as well as increase trade with both Canada and Mexico.

Sources say the discrepancy in the agriculture chapter involves the language used in Clause 10 and 11 of the bilateral annex reached between Canada and the U.S. That annex outlines specific notification requirements, should Canada or the United States choose to amend their domestic milk classification system once the agreement is in force. That may pose a problem for Canada, which is eager to diversify its trade.

Tim Summers, a senior fellow at Chatham House Asia-Pacific, called Pence's allegations of election meddling "very bizarre", and said he was confusing public diplomacy with interference.

"I stand for trade agreements that create jobs for Americans".

US withdraws from international accords, says UN world court politicised
Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif described the verdict as yet another defeat for the "sanctions-addicted" U.S. government. Bolton told reporters that the dual actions on October 3 are related to the administration's rejection of the ICC.

With a beaming smile, US President Donald Trump declared his biggest triumph yet in wake of a last-minute trade agreement with Canada that will keep alive the free trade area between US, Canada and Mexico.

The vice president said that Chinese security agencies have masterminded "the wholesale theft of American technology" and that Beijing works to steal United States intellectual property, leading to a "new consensus" among U.S. businesses about investing there. "Japan and Europe, as well as the rest of the world, should be on notice that this may be the price of admission to a trade deal with the USA".

Relations between the world's two largest economies have plummeted in recent weeks with Trump placing $250 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, in part over charges that Beijing forces USA companies to hand over technological know-how. The US wanted a higher figure.

"It built an assurance that Canadian powdered milk would be the cheapest on the world market", he said, adding that this action distorted an otherwise cheap product.

The report deems China's control of rare earth metals and strategically important technologies like printed circuit boards to be a growing risk to the U.S. defence industry, and calls for the United States to step up investment in particular industries to mitigate China's influence over the supply of strategic products. "They told me they felt they have continued to give through a number of trade deals they've signed, and they're right". "The true value of our industry I don't think has been taken into account and as a result, we are giving up additional access". Throughout the negotiations, Canada's approach has been constructive. And, at one point, Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro said there was "a special place in hell" for Trudeau.

As part of the USMCA deal, Canada said it would agree to dismantle the "class 7" pricing program, which covered milk ingredients including skim milk, milk powder and protein concentrates.

Trump's mistreatment reinforces a worry among Canadians that their much larger neighbour is taking advantage of Canada, Heyman added.

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