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“Canada’s approval of the NAFTA replacement, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) was never in doubt: it had the support of the two largest party caucuses in Parliament, the Liberals who negotiated the agreement and the Conservatives who supported it and led Canada into NAFTA and the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. Moreover, all ten provincial premiers signed a letter calling for its swift ratification. “Now all three governments can begin making changes to regulations and working out the details of how to implement tricky provisions such as the newly-complex automotive rule of origin. President Trump has called for the USMCA to take full effect by July 1, which is ambitious but at least now the work can begin.”
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