क्या राहत.

हम अंत में एक अद्यतन एपेक-एक नया उत्तरी अमेरिकी व्यापार समझौते है, hardball वार्ता और आकाश-भ्रम और चिंता के उच्च स्तर के एक वर्ष से अधिक के बाद.

Saskatchewan में इस किसान के दृष्टिकोण से, मैं एक बहुत बेहतर परिणाम के लिए पूछ नहीं सकता, भाग में क्योंकि मैं वास्तव में एक बहुत बदतर परिणाम के बारे में घबरा गया था.

प्रारंभिक एपेक समाप्त सार्वजनिक वार्तालाप के आसपास मुझे गार्ड पकड़ा. मैं अपने सबक सीखा है.. । दी के लिए कुछ नहीं ले, दुनिया की सबसे चट्टान सहित ठोस आर्थिक साझेदारी.

विशेषज्ञों की मानें तो डील का फाइन प्रिंट पर अभी भी लग रहा है, जिसका शीर्षक अब "USMCA,"संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका के लिए-मेक्सिको-कनाडा समझौते.

इस प्रारंभिक क्षण में, मैं विवरण पर एक विशेषज्ञ होने का नाटक नहीं होगा, हालांकि समय में मैं उनमें से कई जानने की उंमीद. Most of what I know presently comes from press coverage and industry sources.

The big news for wheat farmers in both Canada and the United States is that we’ve secured something called “reciprocal grading,” which is a fancy way of saying that we’ll start to treat registered varieties of wheat the same on both sides of the border. The bottom line is that the agreement will remove an unnecessary trade barrier, something that was keeping me up at night. Grain farmers from both Canada and the USA have wanted this updated for a long time and now we’ve got it.

Speaking of updates, it was not an oversight that biotech crops were not addressed in the original NAFTA. They were in trials but not yet available for any farmers. इस नए समझौते को स्वीकार करते है कि प्रौद्योगिकी हमारे क्षेत्र में प्रगति की है और जैव प्रौद्योगिकी के अनुमोदन के पते, नई जीन संपादन उपकरण सहित. यह एक आधुनिक नवाचार कि जरूरत को संबोधित किया है.

कृषि व्यापार में एक और महत्वपूर्ण परिवर्तन में डेरी क्षेत्र शामिल है. USMCA के तहत, अमेरिकी डेयरी किसानों कनाडा के बाजारों में वृद्धि की पहुंच का आनंद जाएगा. कई टिप्पणीकारों एक कनाडाई रियायत के रूप में यह व्याख्या की है, और एक तरह से यह सच है. अभी तक मैं भी कनाडा डेयरी किसानों के लिए आशावादी हूं. मुझे विश्वास है कि वे विश्व बाजार में किसी के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा कर सकते है.

USMCA के बारे में पाठ्यक्रम की है कृषि से ज्यादा. मैं भी कंपनियां के लिए अपनी जटिल नियमों का वर्णन करने की कोशिश शुरू नहीं होगा. I’m glad to see that we’ll retain NAFTA’s dispute-resolution panels, which the United States had criticized. They’ll remain in place, largely because Canada insisted. As a mom, I smiled about this one. I can’t help but think of this as “playing by the rules” and that’s something I can explain to my kids.

The agreement also has a sunset clause, which means that it could expire in 16 years if the member nations don’t actively reaffirm it. My preference would be for something more permanent, but for now we’ll benefit from a stable set of rules at least until the 2030s. I was a kid when the original NAFTA agreement was put in place and it’ll be interesting to see how the next generation of farmers addresses this, अब से साल. Who am I kidding, I’ll still be sticking my nose in it too!

For all of the unease these trade talks have generated, the final product looks similar to where we started, with each side giving a little and each side getting a little.

Pundits will debate whether the USMCA is better or worse than the original NAFTA. They’ll discuss who gained the most and who gave the most. They’ll draw up lists of winners and losers.

Allow me to take a different approach: With the USMCA, we’re all winners.

That’s because we weren’t really choosing between NAFTA and the USMCA. NAFTA was dead and gone. It wasn’t coming back from the grave, no matter how hard we wanted to wish for a different reality.

The actual choice was between the USMCA and nothing at all.

By making the deal, we’ve decided to forge ahead with a revised agreement that confronts the challenges of the 21st century. The alternative is to prefer a broken-down partnership—a failure that pushes us backward in time, making it harder for North Americans to exchange goods and services across borders.

If I’ve learned anything from this experience, it’s that even our closest alliances require constant attention. Canada and the United States may share the world’s longest undefended border, but we can’t assume that nothing will ever go wrong.

Just as parents and kids (I can’t help the analogies) sometimes have challenging, heart-to-heart conversations, sometimes nations have to renegotiate their trade agreements.

Plenty of uncertainty lies ahead. The three USMCA nations still must ratify the deal that their trade diplomats have approved.

But those are problems for another day. बिल्कुल अभी, I’m just thankful that our countries have chosen to stick together as neighbors, friends and yes trading partners.