Aside from a dispute over Canada's supply-managed dairy sector, current North American trade disputes are about historic issues that weren't addressed in the new NAFTA, say analysts.
While the threat of having NAFTA ripped up is no longer a present danger, the North American trading relationship remains fraught with the typical irritants. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, middle, still has to handle the delicate relationship alongside U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia and photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
After a year with the new NAFTA in place, Canada has returned to stability in its North American trading relationship, but historic disputes continue, say analysts.
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