Minutes After Inauguration, Trump Vows To Change US Trade Agreements

A Magna plant in Puebla Mexico

The Yomiuri ShimbunWith U.S. President Donald Trump officially declaring his intention to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, the Japanese government has effectively been forced to review its trade policy now that the prospects of the deal immediately coming into effect are unlikely.

But on Friday's inauguration day, the White House announced that the strategy of using global trade to grow the United States economy "starts by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and making certain that any new trade deals are in the interests of American workers". Pena Nieto is expected to meet with Trump on January 31.

During a congratulatory phone call on November 9, the day after the US presidential election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited Trump to visit Canada "at his earliest opportunity", according to the PMO. We will be meeting with the president of Mexico, who I know.

"This strategy starts by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and making certain that any new trade deals are in the interests of American workers", the statement reads. China, notably absent from the TPP may begin to extend trade agreements with other countries in response and take a leadership role in expanding trading relationships.

New Zealand Labour opposes the TPP on several grounds including because it does not reserve the right to ban property sales to foreign buyers, and that Parliament is required to give other TPP countries an opportunity to submit on laws affecting them, which Little says undermines sovereignty.

"It would be a pretty bad situation for American farmers if Nafta is weakened", said Ryan La Grand, USGC director in Mexico.

A White House statement issued soon after Mr Trump's inauguration said the United States would also "crack down on those nations that violate trade agreements and harm American workers in the process".

Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari left greets Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney right and U.S. president George Bush in San Antonio Tex. in October 1992

"[The] recent depreciation of the Mexican peso could create a drag on USA animal product exports in 2017", the USDA said, although flagging too the boost to the affordability of United States products from weaker cattle, hog and poultry prices expected this year.

Automakers also have been racing in recent weeks to pull any plans they have for USA investments and job creation off the shelf and announce them in an effort to blunt criticism from Trump for investing in Mexico.

While not specifying exactly what types of regulation regarding trade agreements, during the campaign, Trump, the business-tycoon-turned-45th-president on Friday, advocated a one step forward, two steps back approach.

"It's possible that if economic tariffs are imposed. and are sufficiently large, it will make production of anything in Mexico uneconomical and we would have to withdraw", Marchionne said.

"The president has been really wonderful", Trump said.

The study found that Trump's proposed 35 percent tariff on all Mexico-built vehicles sold in the US would eliminate more than 6,700 North American assembly jobs and 450,000 units of USA automotive sales. Today, approximately $1.4 billion in goods cross the U.S. -Mexico border every day.

President Trump has maintained that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, which includes Canada spend two per cent of GDP on the military.



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