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Trump Wants to Change NAFTA to USMC Pact

Trump Wants to Change NAFTA to USMC Pact

-Canada talks on trade to yield an agreement, but Mexico must be ready to pursue a bilateral trade deal with the United States if Ottawa and Washington do not come to terms, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.

But the talks on Friday were not headed toward an immediate conclusion.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, arrives on the Office Of The US Swap Representative, 11th of September, 2018, in Washington.

Lighthizer is scheduled to be in Brussels on Monday for trade talks with the European Union's trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, and is due back in Washington on Tuesday. The resulting deal, as envisioned by the White Dwelling, would imply concessions to retain alive preferential ranking entry to to the US market.

Buck says it's positive that Canada is starting to compromise, after taking a hard line on dairy earlier.

Kudlow spelled out "M-I-L-K" in an interview with Fox Business Network for emphasis. The US desires to water down or eliminate NAFTA's Chapter 19, which presents for binding-arbitration choices to look at disputes. "I'm not certain we can move forward with no deal either", he said after meeting with Trudeau. "And now they've got to treat us fairly". "This won't get resolved in an afternoon", said the source, who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the situation.

"We decided that in order to have another productive conversation, it would be best to give our officials some time to hold technical discussions", she told reporters late in the day, but gave no details.

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The two sides are still arguing over cultural protections, a USA demand for more access to the Canadian dairy market and a dispute resolution mechanism that Canada wants to keep and Washington insists be scrapped.

"We're down to three issues: Chapter 19, the cultural issues and dairy. We've created leverage and driven Canada to the table", the USA official said. "Part of our problem is that Canada has been backsliding on its commitments (on dairy)".

Tens of billions of dollars in Chinese imports have been slapped with USA tariffs and a new round of duties is due to be triggered soon.

The character trilateral agreement is a "major advantage" for Mexico, but the country intends to prepare for the possibility of a failure of negotiations, has specified the minister. Washington has used those tariffs as leverage in the NAFTA talks. So far, Canada has been unable to obtain a guarantee from the United States that the country would not be hit with punitive USA auto tariffs if Ottawa agrees to a new NAFTA deal. Washington charges that Canadian lumber unfairly undercuts prices on USA lumber.

"We do believe that a deal is possible, a deal which is good for Canada, good for the United States, good for Mexico", she stated.

Congress is already in a 90-day window to review the one-on-one deal with Mexico, which both sides want to have signed before December 1 when Mexico gets a new president.

Despite pressure from Washington to sign onto a deal similar to the one agreed with Mexico, Ottawa has resisted. Mexico, within the intervening time, is transferring forward to plot up the text of the proposed bilateral deal it reached with the United States in August.


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