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What NAFTA Will Look Like in the Afterlife

What NAFTA Will Look Like in the Afterlife

Amanda M. Countryman

economy, Americas

The 3 most important changes in the new NAFTA and why they matter.

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed on a deal to pass a new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada that will update NAFTA.

Passing the new trade accord, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, would be a substantial win for both Trump – given it’s one of his campaign promises – and Democrats, who want to show they’re legislating even as they prepare to impeach the president.

So how is the USMCA different from the North American Free Trade Agreement, and why should you care?

Although the final revised text of the USMCA has not yet been released, the deal as detailed in May contains numerous tweaks from its predecessor, both big and small. As an agriculture economist who studies trade, I believe three changes are especially noteworthy.

Please pass the butter

Since 1994, the U.S. and Canada have dropped tariffs and other trade restrictions on most agricultural products. But there were a few exceptions, most notably dairy.

Dairy was a particularly problematic sticking point in year-long negotiations between the three countries. The U.S. and Canada both have long histories of protectionist policies, such as subsidizing dairy farmers and setting import quotas on milk. Canadian tariffs on some products can be as high as 300%.

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ trailer gives first look at new characters battling a supernatural threat

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ trailer gives first look at new characters battling a supernatural threat The first trailer for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters sequel has finally landed, with some iconic characters returning to the fold. Ghostbusters: Afterlife sees a brand new cast battling … read more