But at the joint signing ceremony on Friday in Buenos Aires, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to it as "the new NAFTA", with the Canadian government's website displaying the table of contents for the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) - no "trade", and mind the hyphens.
The leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada on Friday signed a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that is likely to affect Japanese and other foreign automakers operating in Mexico and Canada.
Farmers for Free Trade called the tariffs a "big caveat" to what would otherwise be a win for farmers.
As the G-20 summit began, much attention focused on whether Trump would engage with either Russian President Vladimir Putin, a day after abruptly canceling their scheduled meeting here, or with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose alleged complicity in the murder of US -based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has roiled relations between his country and the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump never really took to NAFTA as a name brand.
Kushner effusively praised Peña Nieto, saying he "put Mexican interests first even when it wasn't popular".
The three were still bickering over the finer points of the deal just hours before officials were due to sit down and sign it.
"It's been long and hard".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however, refered to the agreement as the "new NAFTA". He called the deal by its old name NAFTA, prodded Trump over USA steel and aluminium tariffs, and said General Motors Co's decision to cut production and slash its North American workforce, including in Canada, was a "heavy blow".
Trudeau addressed Trump directly about the tariffs, telling the president the two countries needed to work together "to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum between our countries".
Pena Nieto, who will hand off to his successor Saturday, said he was honored to be at the signing on the final day of his administration, calling it the culmination of a long process "that allow us to overcome differences and to conciliate our visions".More news: Priyanka Chopra marries Nick Jonas in three-day wedding spectacular in Rajasthan
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Trump, who arrived in Buenos Aires late Thursday, barreled into the two-day meeting by announcing via Twitter that he was canceling a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels. Mexico swiftly retaliated with import tariffs on some U.S. goods, including steel, apples and pork.
Today marks an important deadline for the trade pact.
Still, Trump and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed confidence that the NAFTA replacement would pass Congress.
Lighthizer said the pact was negotiated from the beginning to be a bipartisan agreement.
"I've been around Trump a lot in terms of talking about China; he believes they are adversarial in terms of their relationship with us".
The U.S. agreed to Canada's insistence that the dispute settlement system - formerly known as Chapter 19 - remain in the deal.
The legislation will also reportedly cut back on auto imports, bringing back 75-percent of auto manufacturing jobs to the U.S.in a bid to restore American dominance in the auto market.
Canada and Mexico are the second and third-biggest USA trading partners, each accounting for more than $500 billion in trade per year, nearly rivaling China and the 28 European Union member states combined.
Mr. Trump said their encounter at the G-20 summit in Argentina was brief.