After lengthy negotiations and a lot of hand-wringing by American economists and business leaders, the United States, Mexico and Canada have struck an amenable deal that in some cases modernizes and in other cases tightens the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Overall, the changes are seen as minor tweaks to an important agreement that has helped all three countries involved over the past 25 years. The new deal was welcomed by the experts with a sigh of relief.
Now, it is up to Congress to act swiftly to formally approve the aptly renamed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) so that America can continue to reap the benefits of free trade between these two partners under an umbrella of certainty.
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