U.S. Reaches Trade Deal with Canada and Mexico
“Trade ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada have reached a deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration announced late Sunday night,” Politico reports.
“The new pact, which is being called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is a major step toward completing one of Trump’s signature campaign promises.”
“President Trump on Monday praised Canada for joining the U.S. and Mexico in a new trilateral trade agreement that will replace NAFTA,” Pete Kasperowicz reports in the Washington Examiner. “Late last night, our deadline, we reached a wonderful new Trade Deal with Canada, to be added into the deal already reached with Mexico,” President Trump tweeted. The President also added that “the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is an ‘historic transaction!’”
“First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent,” Darlene Superville reports for The Associated Press. “Departing on Monday, she opens her first-ever visit to Africa on Tuesday in Ghana in the West, followed by stops in Malawi in the South, Kenya in the East and Egypt in the Northeast.”
“The Trump administration’s top officials last week unleashed a full-court rhetorical press at the United Nations against Iran — and, more important, against Tehran’s enablers, who are working hard to undermine Washington’s reimposed sanctions regime,” the New York Post editorial board writes. “Team Trump has made its meaning clear: It intends to keep Iran from acquiring nukes, and — unlike his predecessor — means to curtail its rogue behavior.”
“The Trump administration is putting America and Americans first by calling on China to live up to its pledge when it joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 to provide greater economic openness and to compete on a level playing field,” U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad writes in the Des Moines Register. “Instead, China has failed to fully embrace the open, market-oriented principles that the United States champions.”