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CUSMA pact takes effect under cloud of disputes, COVID-19

Washington/Mexico City/Ottawa | Reuters -- A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum[...]

New declaration requirements coming up for grain deliveries

Changes are afoot as early as next week for growers from all across Canada -- and from the United States -- who deliver grain to licensed Canadian buyers, as revised trade rules take effect between the two countries. With the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the successor trade deal to NAFTA, taking effect, new regulations addressing[...]


President's cattle call finds expected marks in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks Tuesday about imports of live cattle into the United States resonated predictably among that country's various cattle producer groups. At a White House event Tuesday, flanked by U.S. farm and ranch leaders and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for a multi-billion-dollar COVID-19-related farm aid announcement, Trump said he "read yesterday where[...]