U.S., Mexico and Canada ink new trade agreement, but final ratification remains big hurdle



Michael Collins | USA Today

BUENOS AIRES – President Donald Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada signed a revised trade pact Friday that changes many of the rules governing the free flow of commercial goods across North America.

The ceremony, held on the first day of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, brought the three countries a step closer to their goal of improving continental commerce and making it easier for companies to move goods and supplies across their borders.

“This has been a battle and battles sometimes make great friendships,” Trump said. “This is a model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever.”

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