The deal was reached on the final day of a self-imposed deadline by the Trump Administration, as Canada's representatives negotiated their terms and conditions in Washington D.C. Mexico had already agreed on a bilateral trade deal with the US towards the end of October 2018 - so the ball was in Canada's court to be swung at its southern neighbors.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freehand stands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, and Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, earlier this spring.
New York's dairy farmers were among those foiled by Canada's Class 7 trade category, which stopped American products based in whey protein and dry milk products from entering the Canadian market.
He added: "Congratulations to Mexico and Canada!"
A US official said a few minutes earlier that the United States and Canada were "very close" to a deal.
Trudeau said he would have more to say Monday.
Negotiators worked frantically ahead of a USA imposed midnight deadline to settle differences, with both sides making concessions to seal the deal.
In the end, Canada and the US overcame their differences after both sides conceded some ground, hailing an agreement that covers a region of 500 million residents and conducts about $1 trillion in trade a year.
"This agreement eliminates all agricultural tariffs, other than dairy, to Canada", said Will. Canada's participation in a modernized NAFTA is crucial for the growth and prosperity of our city and our state.
As we detailed in our January 2017 NAFTA blog, the process to change NAFTA will take a long time.
Some lawmakers immediately expressed relief that Canada had been reinstated in the regional trading bloc. President Donald Trump and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico are expected to sign the USMCA by the end of next month. "NAFTA is a proven success".
Speaking at a political rally in Wheeling, West Virginia on Saturday night, Trump told supporters: "We´ll see what happens with Canada, if they come along". But while NAFTA, like many free trade agreements, has faced opposition, most Americans support it.
In Trump's view, the new deal and promise of more around the world shows that he has kept his campaign promise of putting "America first". To placate Trump, Mexico agreed in August to provisions that would require 40 percent to 45 percent of a vehicle be built in countries where auto workers earn at least $16 an hour to qualify for NAFTA's duty-free benefits.
Morneau says Canada is working to ensure producers are protected from potential diversion of steel and aluminum from other countries while also balancing the needs of users.