Canada still aiming for intensive NAFTA talks

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Canada still aiming for intensive NAFTA talks

President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move aimed at reaching a better deal with Canada and Mexico. Now that Mexicos presidential election is done, Ottawa wants negotiations on the North America Free Trade Agreement to restart as soon as possible, one government official familiar with the plan said on condition of anonymity.

But that effort has stalled, and Trump said on Sunday that he didn't expect a deal that he could support until after the United States midterm elections in November.

“Thats what were going to stay focused on. "We'll see where it goes".

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Lopez Obrador by phone.

"There are a handful of people who have decided to make this a comment on the Canada-U.S. relationship and that's fair", she said.

Talks between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. to renegotiate the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement began in August past year and are still underway.

"Canada and the United States have an enduring partnership that I am confident will stand the test of time - and believe me, these are testing times", Craft told the crowd, which experienced attendees of the annual gathering described as far smaller than past years. Trudeau's office said the prime minister "conveyed that Canada has had no choice but to announce reciprocal countermeasures" to the US tariffs.

Once automotive issues are addressed, the remaining NAFTA sticking points will largely be between Canada and the USA - and it's an open question how much room Trudeau will have to manoeuvre Trudeau in areas like government procurement, supply management and intellectual property.

Sanders said that the tactic has only hurt American workers.

"We've been very nice to Canada for many years and they've taken advantage of that, particularly advantage of our farmers", she said. Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the USA on Friday, and the president signalled the trade rattling could continue.

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"Canada, you're not going to get 275 per cent for your dairy and you're going to take down all your barriers", he said as an example. "That is why we urge all elected officials in the United States to stand up and push to rescind this short-sighted policy", says Blakely.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has said that she spoke with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer six times last week and that she wants NAFTA talks to kick into a higher gear this summer.

The president has suggested he may pursue separate trade pacts with Canada and Mexico instead of continuing with a three-country deal.

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