These are some of the best reactions to the name of the new USMCA trade deal

Oct 1 2018, 3:00 pm

Canada and the United States struck a last-minute NAFTA deal Sunday night.

Hours before the midnight deadline, the two countries agreed to a renewed trilateral agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, which is now dubbed “USMCA” — the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The USMCA replaces the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has been in effect since 1994.

And while the two agreements are quite similar, two of the most notable changes include Canada agreeing to grant US farmers greater access to its dairy market and limit its automotive exports to the US.

On Monday morning during President Donald Trump’s official press conference on the agreement at the White House, Trump emphasized that the new name “has a good ring to it.”

Of course, the Twitterverse was buzzing with mixed reactions including confusion and humour after the new name was unveiled.

Here are some of the best reactions to the agreement’s name change.

With files from Kenneth Chan. 

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