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Part : January
President Trump on New Trade Pact with Mexico and Canada : August 31, October 2, and December 1, 2018
Year-long negotiations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico on a trade pact to replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reached a conclusion in late 2018, when the leaders of all three nations signed a trilateral deal. To go into effect, the agreement would need to be ratified by the legislature of each country, something likely to prove most difficult in the United States, where Democrats had just won control of the House of Representatives.
Breakdown in NAFTA
NAFTA was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in December 1993. ...