President Trump hailed the new North American trade agreement Monday afternoon; saying the revised international agreement will have the “most advanced protections” for American workers ever developed.
The Commander-in-Chief addressed the nation from the White House lawn just hours after US and Canadian negotiators struck an 11th hour deal to replace NAFTA; calling the new policy the US-Mexico-Canada-Agreement -better known as USMCA.
President Trump: "Once approved by Congress, this new deal will be the most modern, up-to-date, and balanced trade agreement in the history of our country with the most advanced protections for workers ever developed." pic.twitter.com/yJhKbF1aaU
— The Hill (@thehill) October 1, 2018
“Once approved by Congress, this new deal will be the most modern, up-to-date, and balanced trade agreement in the history of our country with the most advanced protections for workers ever developed,’ said the President.
GOODBYE NAFTA: New North American Trade Agreement Named ‘USMCA’
Negotiators from the United States and Canada announced a new North American trade agreement over the weekend; officially ending NAFTA and unveiling the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement -better known as the USMCA.
Officials from both countries released a statement Sunday evening ahead of the self-imposed midnight deadline; saying the new free trade agreement will benefit “workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses” on all sides of the border.
“USMCA will give our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region,” the joint statement said. “It will strengthen the middle class, and create good, well-paying jobs and new opportunities for the nearly half billion people who call North America home.”
Congratulations to Mexico and Canada!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2018
The President weighed-in on the international trade deal Monday morning; saying “Congratulations to Mexico and Canada!”
WATCH LIVE: President Trump Delivers Remarks on New USMCA Trade Deal
Watch LIVE as President Trump speaks with reporters after unveiling the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.
The Commander-in-Chief hailed the new trade deal as a major step forward for “workers and businesses” on all sides of the border; saying it will transform North America into a “manufacturing powerhouse.”
Watch the President speak from the White House below: