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Potential Winners and Losers in the U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal

Eliecer Palacios

Following this week's trade pact between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump Administration is aiming to arm-wrestle Canada to agree to more favorable trade terms in the U.S., particularly in matters of agriculture and dairy. President Trump has gone as far to say that he will drop the "NAFTA" name and name this week's agreement the "United States-Mexico Trade Agreement," potentially leaving Canada out in the cold. However, the deal still faces approval from Congress, which is likely to move forward only if Canada is brought on board as a trilateral agreement is paramount given the relevance across many industries, including agriculture, autos, manufacturing, steel and energy.