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I need to learn about NAFTA ASAP

alexd

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Staff member
The new import limits for Canada will be C$150 for customs duties and C$40 for taxes for stuff bought in the US on Amazon for example. Better than it was but still not what it could be.
 

praktik

TRIBE Member
Its a shittier deal for us but we did a good job of limiting the shit we had to take.

As soon as Trump started down this path it was essentially Canada's job to limit the pain and price exacted from us.

It looks like we did that.

But the tariffs not being resolved are actually a big threat to our trade relations - we are hoping that Trump doesn't put on new ones and takes the steel tariffs away but none of that is guaranteed, just less likely that we have a tariff war with this alignment under our belts.

This threat of "we could get fucked at anytime from unilateral duties+tariffs" has been a Canadian problem for over a century - it was recent decades only that gave us some shelter from this under CUFTA/NAFTA - but feels like we are entering a time when the US will choose to bully us and others with tariffs whenever its politically convenient for them again.
 

SneakyPete

TRIBE Member
The new import limits for Canada will be C$150 for customs duties and C$40 for taxes for stuff bought in the US on Amazon for example. Better than it was but still not what it could be.
What was the limit before for duties? I know it was $20 for tax but was that the limit for duties as well?
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
Trump mentioned this NAFTA contains "digital copyright" protections... anyone see more about this anywhere else?
 

wickedken

TRIBE Member
What's your opinion about the trade deal?
Details are still trickling in but I've seen the commentary from the NYTimes, which noted that Trudeau and Freeland "had been put in tricky positions..." and quoted a retired bureaucrat who said "They are dealing with an unprecedented situation, with a president who is not rational or consistent in his approach, who disregards facts and who does not tell the truth.”

The presser is very interesting. A reporter has asked if the relationship between Trump and Trudeau has mattered: "he felt committed to his people"

 
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Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Details are still trickling in but I've seen the commentary from the NYTimes, which noted that Trudeau and Freeland "had been put in tricky positions..." and quoted a retired bureaucrat who said "They are dealing with an unprecedented situation, with a president who is not rational or consistent in his approach, who disregards facts and who does not tell the truth.”

The presser is very interesting. A reporter has asked if the relationship between Trump and Trudeau has mattered: "he felt committed to his people"

So, the answer is No, you don't have an opinion...
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Learned today that Supply Management farmers amount to 15% of actual farmers, yet this group actually controls the prices for the entire group. It's a full on cartel!
 
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