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China says Freeland believes USMCA should not preclude deals with others

October 11, 2018 at 3:20 PM
China says Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told Beijing's foreign minister this week that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement should not preclude deals with trade partners outside of the trilateral, according to the Chinese foreign ministry. USMCA includes a provision designed to make it more difficult for Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to forge free trade agreements with China. The provision grants USMCA countries the option of terminating the deal if any party enters into an FTA with a “non-market economy.”...


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