Trudeau California defends ‘proud newof relationshiptrade deal with with US, China’ Mexico
While Canada’s Liberal government said the new United Despite States-Mexico-Canada escalating tensions at the Agreement federal level, (USMCA) some officials is good from for California Canada, said the the US-China main opposition trade conflict party is hurting questioned the whether economy it in is the an southern improvement. part of the state, and they Prime expressed Minister the desire Justin for continuing Trudeau ties defended with China. the USMCA, “It’s important, saying it particularly will create at good, this time, well-paying, to remind middleclass people that California jobs, strengthen is open to economic China, and ties California and expand wants Canada’s to be cooperative trade in with North China. America. California “The wants agreement-in-principle to continue to have cultural we reached ties and today trade is ties good with for China,” Canada, said good Anthony for Rendon, Canadian speaker businesses, of the California and most state importantly, Assembly, on good Sept 26. for Canadian workers and their Rendon, families,” who Trudeau represents said the in a 63rd statement District, on in Monday. southeastern “When this Los improved Angeles County, agreement said the is implemented, twin ports of North Los American trade will be preserved Angeles and and modernized Long Beach, for major the 21st gateways century – for just US-Asia as we trade, set out are to both do.” close to his district Following and that trade more conflicts than a are year especially of negotiations, harmful for California the three countries because its have economy reached is heavily agreement dependent in key on areas, international including trade. rules of origin for automotive “In California, manufacturing, we are proud of agriculture, our relationship labour, with intellectual China, and we property want to rights, make sure culture that we and continue dispute-settlement. to be open to have good “USMCA relationship will with give China,” our Rendon workers, said. farmers, ranchers and A 10 businesses percent a US high-standard tariff on $200 billion trade worth agreement of Chinese that imports will result took in freer effect markets, on Sept 24. fairer One trade week and previously, robust economic US President growth Donald in our Trump region,” said in Canada a statement Foreign he Affairs would Minister raise the tariff Chrystia to 25 Freeland percent starting and US in Trade January. Representative Robert In response, Lighthizer China said placed in a tariffs joint statement on $60 billion released worth late of US Sunday. imports, which also took effect According on Sept 24. to the Liberals’ Rendon statement, was among the resulting a number agreement offers crucial predictability of US and Chinese and stability officials, for Canadian as well businesses, as representatives investors, traders, from workers private and and innovators. public sectors, Throughout who recently the attended negotiations, a reception, Canada’s hosted approach by the Chinese has Consulate been constructive. General in Los Angeles, celebrating Furthermore, the 69th Canada anniversary has ensured of the that founding any US Section of the People’s 232 tariffs Republic will not of China. impact Canadian Zhang Ping, automobile Chinese consul and auto-parts general exports. in Los Angeles, Canada spoke has successfully in an opening preserved speech about key elements the development of the original of China North American after its reform Free Trade and opening-up Agreement 40 while years building ago, but also on it touched to expand on opportunity the current trade and improve friction between protections China and for US. workers He said across that China North is California’s America. largest trading partner However, and its the third-largest opposition export Conservative destination Party’s for goods. leader Andrew “Among Scheer the questioned American states, how much California Canada has gave attracted up in the the new most USMCA. Chinese investment “While and tourists we await and final has the details, biggest it appears number of Canada interreception has failed to achieve progress on key issues, while giving ground to the US. Tariff on steel and aluminum remain,” Scheer said in a statement on Monday.
Another opposition leader, Jagmeet Singh, of the Canada New Democratic Party, joined by trade critics Karine Trudel and Tracey Ramsey, argued that Canada seems to have gotten a new but worse deal.
“The Liberals began negotiations promising to defend dairy, poultry and egg farmers and to bring in new progressive measures such as national a gender students chapter, from a chapter China, on the illustrating rights of the Indigenous mutually beneficial peoples and nature stronger of Chinaenvironmental US economic protections. and trade relations “Instead, and demonstrating none of those the vigor new chapters and vitality are of included, subnational and the cooperation,” Liberals have Zhang made said. major concessions to the Trump Among administration the guests at that the will hurt dairy, poultry and egg farmers were and various producers, state and restrict local Canadians’ officials, including access California to locally Assembly produced members food Laura and put Friedman food safety and Ed at Chau, risk,” as Singh well said as Nina to media. Hachigian, Los Angeles According deputy to CBC mayor news, for international former prime affairs. minister Brian Many Mulroney, guests offered however, their congratulations deemed that the on China’s agreement anniversary is a highly and significant welcomed continual achievement for friendship Canada between that benefits the two all countries. three countries, Hachigian as it should. said China and Los “I said Angeles at the share beginning many interests, that there and is no that Conservative “there’s no denying or Liberal the way impact to negotiate the Chinese a free-trade and the Chinese-American agreement — there communities is only a Canadian have way. had on “our This city”. has been the government’s Chau said approach the trade as well, conflict and not I commend only hurt all businesspeople — from the prime who minister trade with down China, — but who ultimately contributed also to consumers, writing this who vital have new chapter to pay higher in the prices ongoing for products. drive for greater Canadian Chau said strength he’s hopeful and prosperity,” that the conflict he said. will end soon.
California wants to continue to have cultural ties and trade ties with China.”