Published: Пт, Июля 06, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Ottawa eager to restart NAFTA talks, even if Trump’s in no rush

Ottawa eager to restart NAFTA talks, even if Trump’s in no rush

Now that Mexico's 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.

With the tariff fight as the backdrop, Ottawa hopes to move forward with NAFTA.

Until Lopez Obrador is sworn in, members of the current Mexican administration will continue to serve as the country's lead NAFTA negotiators, the official said.

The front-runner in Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has already said that he would name a new negotiating team for the NAFTA revision.

Lopez Obrador's opponents have suggested his election will create more tension with Washington at a time when relations are already fraught by the stalled talks on reworking Nafta and by Trump's immigration policies, including a planned wall along the USA border. The two discussed "mutually beneficial economic and trading relationship between the two countries", Trudeau's office said in a statement.

Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 per cent tariffs, the same penalty the United States slapped on imported steel at the end of May. "Particularly taking advantage of our farmers and at the G7".

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A long-time critic of NAFTA, Trump demanded that Mexico and Canada agree to re-open the 1994 pact with an eye toward changing provisions he sees as an unfair to the US, Efe news reported.

In an interview on Fox News, Trump once again threatened to impose tariffs on autos, which has been viewed as a NAFTA negotiating ploy.

Year-on-year, the value of total U.S. trade with Canada was up 10.9% to $52.18bn, while U.S. trade with Mexico was valued at $50.52bn in April, up 14.8% from April last year. You're going to have an election.

"We're going to take down all our barriers, we're going to take down all our taxes, right". Freeland said on Friday, "We will not escalate - and we will not back down".

Gomez, who said he has campaigned with Lopez Obrador, will be advising the president to use the U.S. government's security interests as leverage in the ongoing trade talks with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

Trudeau has insisted the USA president's complaints about Canada's trade barriers are the result of his refusal to give in to Trump's demands to do away with the country's supply-management system, which is created to protect dairy, poultry and egg producers.

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