Friday, 14 December, 2018

US, Canada, Mexico Sign Trade Deal, Trump Predicts Congress Approval

Canada on track for Friday signing of USMCA once details finalized: Freeland Trump signs trade deal with Canada and Mexico
Leonard Rios | 02 December, 2018, 16:45

President Donald Trump signed a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada at a ceremony Thursday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, predicting it would be "the envy of nations all around the world". The agreement will still need Congressional approval.

Nieto appeared to fidget with his pen until Trump was ready to sign the agreement.

The signing of the so-called free trade agreement comes at a time when tens of billions of dollars of tariffs remain in place on goods traded among the three countries.

Foreign brand automakers have expressed concerns that the new rules of origin, which require more high-value content be produced in the United States or Canada, will be too burdensome.

Trump added that the treaty would promote high wages, citing autoworkers as primary beneficiaries.

"The new agreement secures strong outcomes for farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers across North America, including in areas such as auto manufacturing and intellectual property".

Among the areas getting the most scrutiny were concessions over Canada's protection of its dairy market, including reducing barriers for American farmers to sell cheese, milk and other products to Canada.

The legislation will also reportedly cut back on auto imports, bringing back 75-percent of auto manufacturing jobs to the U.S.in a bid to restore American dominance in the auto market.

With an early tweet, Trump defended the continued negotiations by his private company over a proposed luxury tower in Moscow while he was running for president in 2016, saying it was "very legal & very cool".

Chelsea fans praise Callum Hudson-Odoi after debut goal for club
Fabregas said: "It's been hard for him (Jorginho) because opponents know how to defend against this". In midfield, the Italian trusts in N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.

AWS re:Invent 2018 Roundup: Machine Learning, Blockchain and AWS Outposts
GE Healthcare is training computer vision models with Amazon SageMaker that are then deployed in its MRI and X-Ray devices. The whole experience was good fun, and I haven't even begun to scratch the surface in terms of the service's capabilities.

Nancy Pelosi Cries Sexism and Says Some See Her as a 'Threat'
Pelosi's office could not immediately be reached to comment for this story. And in an interview with ABC affiliate WCVB over the weekend, Rep.

Even at the signing ceremony, there were echoes of the uncomfortable background to the USMCA, which Trump has made exhibit number one in his case to voters that he is putting "America first". His "new deal" is hardly new, is failing to live up to his promises, and leaves many problems of his own making left to be solved. After the signing, USA trade chief Robert Lighthizer told reporters that negotiations are ongoing but that they see the tariffs as successful policy, CBC reported. The provision, which has attracted a lot of attention and praise, essentially blocks any trade flirtation with China.

"FMI is pleased and encouraged by today's signing of the USMCA", said Andrew Harig, senior director for sustainability, tax and trade at the Arlington, Va. -based Food Marketing Institute.

Saying that all three countries will benefit from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Trump said "it is probably the largest trade deal ever made".

President Donald Trump is hailing a revised North American trade deal as if nothing existed before it. The news ensured any meeting with Putin would have put a spotlight on the US special counsel's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow during the election.

So important. I'm honored to be here with president Enrique Peña Nieto, become a great friend of Mexico, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who has also become a great friend.

"It is really an incredible way to end a presidency. We'll see what happens".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however, refered to the agreement as the "new NAFTA".

"This is not something where we have a piece of paper we can say yes or no to", she said at a news conference on Friday, noting that Mexico had yet to pass a law on wages and working conditions.

"Our objective has always been to sign this agreement on November 30 and we are on track to hit that objective", Freeland said shortly after the Canadian delegation arrived in Argentina for the two-day summit.

Recommended

Trump says hopes to meet N. Korea’s Kim in January or February Trump says hopes to meet N. Korea’s Kim in January or February They have also begun work to reconnect a train line and fix another rail link across the border. South Korean authorities plan to question the defector over the details of his escape.

Aust women take bronze at Dubai Sevens Aust women take bronze at Dubai Sevens Meanwhile, the Canadian men went 1-2 in pool play Friday in the Dubai Sevens and will meet Zimbabwe on the consolation side today. New Zealand won the first stage of the World Series in Colorado last month, and are now unbeaten in 36 consecutive matches.

Ariana Grande's music video for Thank U, Next is here Ariana Grande's music video for Thank U, Next is here Ariana's new video dropped hours after the singer scored a third week at the top of the United Kingdom charts with Thank U, Next . The burn book is where things get interesting, considering a lot of " Thank U, Next " is about Grande's former relationships.

Ukraine bars entry to Russian men aged 16 to 60 Ukraine bars entry to Russian men aged 16 to 60 President Donald Trump had a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the recent Kerch Strait incident. Their crews were detained by the Russian border service after they failed to respond to warnings and a lawful demand to stop.

The Duchess of Sussex will not be at bestie Priyanka Chopra's wedding The Duchess of Sussex will not be at bestie Priyanka Chopra's wedding The magazine further went on to share that the ace designer himself "personally came to Chopra with sketches". E! reported that same week that Meghan approved of the two's engagement and is "very excited" for them.

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94 Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94 Bush was the forty-first president of the United States, and his son followed in his footsteps to become a president as well. Before getting the keys to the White House, he served eight years as the vice president of Republican icon Ronald Reagan.

Trump Rallies in MS for Embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Trump Rallies in MS  for Embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Hyde-Smith was appointed to the position earlier this year after Senator Thad Cochran stepped down due to health issues. MS - which still has the Confederate battle emblem on its state flag - has a history of racially motivated lynchings.

Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt HQ searched in Panama Papers probe Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt HQ searched in Panama Papers probe Deutsche and Danske banks are not the first to be stung following revelations contained within the Panama Papers. German authorities raided Deutsche Bank - including its Frankfurt headquarters - in a money-laundering probe.

Raptors win 131-128 against Warriors in overtime Raptors win 131-128 against Warriors in overtime Golden State coach Steve Kerr leaped to his feet in need of a timeout to reset his Warriors just five minutes into the game. A mesmerizing bit of back-and-forth passing between Kyle Lowry and Leonard befuddled the Warriors and ended in a bucket.

Neymar inspires PSG to vital UCL win over Liverpool Neymar inspires PSG to vital UCL win over Liverpool The referee did not initially give a penalty but then rightly changed his mind, and Milner beat Gianluigi Buffon from 12 yards. But when you play against PSG you know it's something you're going to come up against especially with him ( Neymar ).

Trumps Light National Christmas Tree South of White House Trumps Light National Christmas Tree South of White House Watch Fox News' full interview with first lady Melania Trump on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning. "In real life, they look even more attractive ".

Republican in 'public hanging' video wins Mississippi Senate race Republican in 'public hanging' video wins Mississippi Senate race In 2014, Hyde-Smith posted a picture on Facebook of herself wearing a replica of a Confederate army hat. Still, Espy often struggled to address accusations of ethical lapses.

Maurizio Sarri Has One-On-One Meetings Following Loss To Spurs Maurizio Sarri Has One-On-One Meetings Following Loss To Spurs Hazard was likely to be rested anyway on Thursday, but given his recent recovery from a back problem, the Blues will not risk him. But I'd seen the same problems also in the matches before".

Jose Mourinho celebrated Manchester United's winning goal by attacking water bottles Jose Mourinho celebrated Manchester United's winning goal by attacking water bottles After all the commotion in the media between Mourinho and his players, those comments should go down a treat with the Portuguese. After the game, Mourinho said, "Because I don't behave as a clown on the touchline, it means I lost my passion".

Indonesian Lion Air jet was "not airworthy" on penultimate flight Indonesian Lion Air jet was Lion must take steps "to improve the safety culture " and bolster the quality of its flight logs, the transport agency said. They ask the arrivals controller to block the air space 3,000 ft above and below them so they can avoid other traffic.