Under the agreement, Canada would drop its Class 7 pricing system, in which that country prices milk ingredients such as powdered and skim milk at a lower cost than butter.
"The effect of it was, you got this uncertainty in the market between buyers and sellers where they don't know what the price of the product is going to be", he said.
Robert Lighthizer was the public face of arduous, year-long talks to rework NAFTA, but as he savored a successful conclusion in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, the US trade representative singled out another man as the deal's architect.
The new deal-the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement-replaces the Clinton-era NAFTA.
For example, under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership - with 10 countries including Mexico, Japan and Australia - dairy farmers ceded 3.25 per cent of the market.
US, Canadian and Mexican officials have been working to renegotiate NAFTA for much of Trump's presidency, but the US began negotiating separately with Mexican and Canadian officials in recent months to get past sticking points involving those bilateral trading relationships.
For instance, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday said she is "encouraged to see some positive improvements that will help New Hampshire's dairy farmers and small businesses", though she also called on Trump to "de-escalate the trade war" with US friends and foes while also ending his steel and aluminum tariffs. "And frankly we're thinking about just taxing cars coming in from Canada, that's the mother load, that's the big one".
"We were definitely over the barrel in this negotiation", said Peter MacKay, a former Canadian foreign minister.
"We could have done it a different way and it would be nasty and not nice", Trump said.
"Dairy Farmers of Canada is looking into what the implications will be", said Kamps.
The official also said it exempts tariffs on 2.6 million cars and on diary it preserves supply management in Canada, the AP reported. But he said it was more of an American political statement aimed at China than a real effort to undermine Canada's sovereignty. "USMCA will give our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region".
From the moment Dave Taylor learned about the trade deal Canada had struck with the US and Mexico, the Courtenay dairy farmer became upset.
"What I can say is that we have heard from our dairy producers and we understand that they have concerns".
Kushner, who traveled to China with Trump a year ago, has a good relationship with the Chinese ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, said a source familiar with the situation.
In fact, the USA has always been a manufacturing powerhouse and by some projections - before the current deal - expected to be No. 1 in 2020.
"I don't like NAFTA, I never liked it", Trump said Wednesday. For one thing, the percentage of a car's content that must be built within the trade bloc to qualify for duty-free status rises to 75 per cent from 62.5 per cent. -Mexican deal over the finish line in August, another source close to the talks said. "This trade deal is nothing like what the Liberals promised at the beginning of negotiations".
"For both Canada and Mexico, we have a reason to think an FTA [free trade agreement] with China is a possibility".