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December 10, 2019

Freeland signs amended version of new NAFTA deal with U.S., Mexico

Ottawa, ON — Canada joined the United States and Mexico in heralding a new era of North American prosperity on Tuesday as they formally agreed to changes to the new continental free trade deal first reached last year. The amended deal comes after years intense, at times bitter, negotiations to update the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. “This has been a long, arduous and at times fraught negotiation,” said Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was in Mexico City for the elaborate signing ceremony. U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Mexican undersecretary for North America Jesus Seade signed the document beside her. “All of us together have finally accomplished what we set out to do at the very outset: a win-win-win agreement which




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