‘Negotiations are done,’ says Canadian official, in face of U.S. Democrats looking to reopen USMCA
By Neil MossJan. 16, 2019
New U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called the signed deal 'a deal in progress.'
Then-Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, left, U.S. President Donald Trump, middle, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, celebrate the signing of the USMCA on Nov. 30 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but there is much work to be done before the trade pact will be ratified. White House photograph by Shealah Craighead
As United States Democrats question if they will approve the re-negotiated NAFTA, a Canadian official says the deal has been signed and negotiations are over.
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