The proposed changes to NAFTA by the Trump administration are not nearly as severe as the heated election rhetoric Trump threatened.
The new major overhaul would see the U.S. able to slap tariffs on Canadian and Mexican imports if they compete too strongly with American companies.
However, two more tangible proposals that all Canadians would notice immediately might be the scrapping of Canada’s supply management system for dairy and poultry.
This would directly bring down prices to Canadian consumers and allow U.S. companies to directly compete on Canadian soil.
The other, and this would affect most all online shoppers, would be allowing Canadians to buy more American goods online without paying duties of any kind.
The limit now is $20 for duty-free shipments from the U.S., whereas the Americans are allowed an $800 limit when shopping online in Canada.