Canada and the US have signed a new NAFTA deal. The Liberal government of course announced its 'good points' and the negatives will dribble out later. One major concern is that the aluminum and steel tariffs are not part of the agreement and will be in a separate side deal that will come later. In other words, the worst possible threat is still there. The six year review also provides plenty of opportunities for future Trump-style threats by any future US government.
Reports say that Canada has made concessions on dairy market access that are slightly higher than under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Chapter 19, the dispute resolution mechanism, which was a major sticking point in the negotiations, will be kept with no substantial changes.
Concerning steel and auto tariffs, U.S. officials say they are on a separate track and are a side agreement that still will be dealt with.
A review of the deal will come up every six years, officials said.